Scholarships and Discounts

Jeannette Rankin Fund Scholarship awards nontraditional female students.

Deadline: February 2021 (Not currently open — reopens in November 2020)

Available to: Low-income women (income for one would be below $23,500) who are 35 or older and pursuing a college education.

Details: Finally able to pursue your dream of higher ed? The Jeannette Rankin Fund Scholarship is all about helping make that dream come true. Submit a personal statement, letters of recommendation, proof of acceptance and/or a transcript to qualify.

The Boren Awards for International Study wants to applaud your language skills.

Deadline: February 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST

Available to: Current U.S. college students with an interest in studying less commonly taught languages in countries critical to U.S. National Security. (Think Arabic, Swahili, and Chinese.)

Details: Earn up to $20,000 to study abroad. Preference is given to students proposing at least 25 weeks overseas.

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship awards animal activism.

Deadline: February 21, 2021

Available to: High school seniors graduating in spring 2021

Details: Earn $5,000 or $10,000 through the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship when you share your passion for vegetarianism with your school or community. Save the piggies, y’all.

 Write the ultimate thank you card for the Sweet and Simple Scholarship.

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Available to: Students 13 and up

Details: Write 250 word about a meaningful gift you received. You could earn $1,500 from the Sweet and Simple Scholarship for your, you guessed it, short and sweet essay.

Tell the All About Education Scholarship why you want their money in order to get their money.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Available to: Students 13 and up

Details: The goal of the All About Education Scholarship is simply to ease the burden of students. Tell them why a $3,000 scholarship will make a difference in your life in 250 words or less.

Flex your video skills for the IP Video Contest Scholarship.

Deadline: April 30, 2021 (Not currently open)

Available to: Students 13 and up

Details: Make a video about your understanding of intellectual property and why it matters to you. Be creative by making a skit, song or dance and you could win up to $5,000 thanks to the IP Video Contest Scholarship.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship awards healthcare students.

Deadline: Not currently open, but should reopen May 2021

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing healthcare careers

Details: The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship awards $500 to $5,000 to students who display academic excellence, exemplary leadership, community involvement and dedication to a future career in healthcare.

Get funny — about a serious topic — for the Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship.

Deadline: December 31, 2020 for the fall 2021 s semester

Available to: Students planning to attend or currently attending an accredited college

Details: Win $1,500 for creating an advertisement about distracted driving. Humor is welcome for the Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship.

The Association of Moving Image Archivists Scholarship awards film lovers.

Deadline: June 1, 2020 (Not currently open — reopens in February 2021)

Available to: Graduate-level students with at least a 3.0 GPA and a commitment to the preservation of moving images.

Details: If you’re looking for scholarships for current students, this is a good one to look at. Explain why you believe archiving moving images is important, and you could earn $4,000 from the Association of Moving Image Archivists Scholarships.

Minorities enrolled in pharmacy school can get $5,000 from CVS.

Deadline: July 1, 2020 (not currently open but check back in 2021)

Available to: Minority students — Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islanders — in a PharmD program with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Details: The CVS Health Minority Scholarship Application for Pharmacy Students awards folks in underrepresented communities who are pursuing a degree in pharmacy. To apply, simply ensure you meet eligibility guidelines and acquire the requested letters of recommendation and transcripts.

Brainstorm ideas for saving the ocean for a $1,500 scholarship.

Deadline: Admission deadlines for 2021 will be announced in fall 2020

Available to: Ages 11-18

Details: If you want to make the ocean a little bit cleaner, you could win up to $1,500. Submit your ideas about ending ocean pollution in the form of art, poetry, prose or film to the Ocean Awareness Student Contest.

Safe driver? Try for the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Available to: High school and college students

Details: Write a 500-1000 word essay about texting and driving; you could earn the $1,000 Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

 

Someone will (finally) pay you to speak your mind thanks to the Shout It Out Scholarship.

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Available to: Students 13 and up

Details: Ever wish you could shout so the whole world would hear? The Shout It Out Scholarship asks you to write 250 words about what you’d say if you could and why. Winners will earn $1,500.

Craft artists and art researchers can win up to $20,000 in grants.

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Available to: Graduate students

Details: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund wants to back research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory and history. Apply to win up to $20,000.

Got beef? Apply for the CME Beef Industry Scholarship.

Deadline: Currently closed but check back in October 2020 about the 2021-22 application

Available to: High school seniors and college undergraduates

Details: You could earn $1,500 towards your education if you’re planning a career in the beef industry and write a 750-word essay about an issue in the beef issue and a solution.

 

Engineering students could secure a paid summer internship and up to $12,000.

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Available to: College freshmen, sophomores and juniors studying metallurgy, materials science, electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, computer science and safety with a GPA of 2.5 or more.

Details: The Steel Intern Scholarship awards a paid(!) internship and a $12,000 scholarship to the top-scoring applicant.

 

Write about your zombie apocalypse plan in exchange for $2,000.

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Available to: Students 13 years or older.

Details: The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship is looking for students who can devise a plan to avoid a swarm of zombies, including a hiding spot and the top five things you’d bring to stay alive.

Start working on your duck-calling skills now for a chance at a $2,000 scholarship.

Deadline: November 29, 2020

Available to: High school senior with enviable duck calling skills

Details: A uniquely performative scholarship, the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is part of the World’s Champion Duck Calling Contest that happens every year in Stuttgart, Arkansas. The winner of the scholarship — whoever can crush all four: hail, feed, comeback, and mating call — will receive $2,000 for their college fund.

 

Rep the transportation industry for a chance at $500.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Available to: Students from kindergarten to graduate school

Details: Make a 2-4 minute video about transportation infrastructure for the ARTBA’s Student Transportation Video Contest and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association could award you $500.

Adobe has a lot of cool opportunities for creatives.

Deadline: Not stated (check the website December 2020 for updates)

Available to: Students with proof of college acceptance or undergraduate and graduate students in a creative field.

Details: Show your commitment to using creativity as a force for good in the world, and Adobe could cover a portion or all of your tuition. You’ll need to create an Adobe account to apply for Adobe Creativity Scholarships.

Nontraditional prospective college students can get $1,000 from the Imagine America Foundation.

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Available to: Prospective college students over the age of 19.

Details: This Adult Skills Education Program scholarship is intended to help students who didn’t enter college immediately after high school or who wish to re-enter college. You’ll need to watch a financial planning tutorial and take their quiz to apply for $1,000.

Get $500 with the Courage to Grow Scholarship.

Deadline: End of each month

Available to: High school juniors and seniors or college students

Details: The Courage to Grow Scholarship wants to take some of the weight off of college students by offering $500 to one student every month. Just tell them why you deserve the award in 250 words or less.