Scholarships for Current College Students

Just because you have started college already doesn’t mean you can’t continue to search for outside scholarships. 

AEF Scholarship
Sponsor: Acorn Equality Fund
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: September 23, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will retain permanent residence in the AEF service area of downstate Illinois and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution. Scholarships are designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to college seniors who attend a HBCU and has demonstrated high academic achievement (at least a 3.5 GPA), strong leadership skills, commitment to community service, and unmet financial need.

Synovus Bank/Calvin Smyre Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: Synovus Bank | UNCF
Amount: $4,500
Closing Date: September 27, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Black students who attend a college or university within Synovus’ regional footprint of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Applicant must be majoring in or intending to major in any field applicable to banking and the financial services industry.

Frito-Lay UNCF Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Frito-Lay | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American college students who are permanent resident of the following metro areas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco, California; or Washington, District of Columbia.

UNCF Black Educators Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 29, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in education and attending full-time at a UNCF member college or university or other accredited four-year HBCU. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program
Sponsor: AbbVie Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 21, 2022extended to September 29, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black students currently enrolled in a certification or a 2-year degree in healthcare related STEM fields.

$500 Easy Scholarship – New School Year, New Friends, You Belong Here
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: You could win a $500 scholarship by sharing a Welcome Note or Guide with new students in your school. Simply upload a screenshot or photo of you sharing your guide or note and help inspire others to join the movement. You’ll automatically be entered to earn a scholarship.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

AfterCollege/AACNNursing Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and who are from a group underrepresented in their field of study. 

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working towards a degree. Applicant must create a profile on the AfterCollege website.

Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship
Sponsor: Cochlear
Amount: $2,000 – renewable for up to four years, assuming the scholarship recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA or better.
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during the 2022-2023 academic year who have a Baha® device.

Associate’s Degree & Certificate Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working toward a certificate or associate’s degree provided by an accredited post-secondary institution such as a community college, career, vocational, or trade school.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

Business Student Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently working towards a degree in a field of business such as Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

College Raptor Scholarship
Sponsor: College Raptor
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to student who are enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must sign up with College Raptor (free) and submit an essay one of four given topics related to college.

Community College Scholarship
Sponsor: Optimal
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Sponsor: Courage To Grow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in high school and college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must explain in 250 words or less why they believe they should be awarded the scholarship.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship
Sponsor: Discover Financial Services
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college and they will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

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