September Scholarships

We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2020
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Contest is about the U.S. Constitution. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.

AEF Scholarship
Sponsor: Acorn Equality Fund
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: September 18, 2020
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.

ILLCF Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 18, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Latino students currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall term of 2020-21 at an accredited community college or four-year college or university. Applicant’s home residence must be in Illinois.

$1,000 September Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

DDSRank Dental Scholarship
Sponsor: DDSRank
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college and graduate students who want to pursue a career as a dentist or dental hygienist.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

Dinwiddie Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Dinwiddie Family Foundation Loan Forgiveness
Amount: Up to $11,000
Closing Date: September 23, 2020
Description: Loan forgiveness scholarship is open to African American college graduates who received their first bachelor’s degree in the spring (or summer term) of 2020. Applicant must be a permanent resident of Los Angeles County, CA, San Antonio, TX, or Oklahoma City, OK.

CAA Scholars Program
Sponsor: CAA Foundation | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 24, 2020
Description: Program is open to incoming freshman from the greater Nashville, great Los Angeles, and New York metro areas, with preference given to students planning to pursue careers in the entertainment or sports industries. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

KFC Educational Grant Program
Sponsor: Reach Educational Grant program
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: September 24, 2020
Description: Grant is open to KFC U.S. Resident employees who are high school graduates (or equivalent), or college undergraduate, graduate or trade/vocational school students. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Turn 2 Foundation/Sharlee Jeter Scholarship
Sponsor: Turn 2 Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen who have completed the Jeter’s Leaders Program in Kalamazoo, Michigan or New York and are enrolled as a full-time college freshman at a HBCU institution.

BEF General Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Sponsor: National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), pharmacy, nursing, public health or health policy. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in NHHF Scholars Alumnus activities is required. Student must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent lawful resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Teacher Librarian Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a professional Teacher Librarian Credentialing program or a Master’s Degree program in preparation to become a school Teacher Librarian. Applicant must also be a resident of the area served by the CSLA Southern Region.

NEWH | Atlanta Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Atlanta Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 26, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina or Alabama. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc).

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 29, 2020
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

$1,000 Scholarship/$1,000 Grant: Have a Conversation and Disrupt Racism in Your Community
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win a $1,000 scholarship by starting a conversation with friends and family about how to disrupt racism in your community. We also will donate $1,000 to a Black-led, DoSomething-approved organization fighting for racial justice of the scholarship winner’s choosing. The recent wave of worldwide protests sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, amidst others, highlight the injustices, fear, and violence that Black Americans face on a daily basis because of white supremacy. If you identify as Black: Share our self-care for young Black activists guide with a friend. If you identify as white or a non-Black person of color: Use our guide to start a conversation about disrupting racism with someone you care about. (Winner can donate their $1,000 scholarship winnings to the same organization if they choose.)

$1,000 Easy Election Quiz: Back-to-School Edition
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by taking our back-to-school themed online quiz to educate yourself on everything you need to know to vote in the upcoming elections as you return to the classroom, whether IRL or digitally. All you have to do is take our easy online quiz. It takes less than two minutes! You’ll be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Only applicable to 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Fill Out An Easy Pledge to Vote! (Florida)
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by filling out our easy pledge to vote this November. All you have to do is share why you plan on voting this fall. It takes less than 2 minutes! Fill out the online pledge form to automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship. Must be a current resident or attending post-secondary school in Florida to be eligible. Only applicable for 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This!

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Fill Out An Easy Pledge to Vote! (Other States)
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by filling out our easy pledge to vote this November. All you have to do is share why you plan on voting this fall. It takes less than 2 minutes! Fill out the online pledge form to automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship. Must be a current resident or attending post-secondary school in Arizona, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas or Wisconsin to be eligible. Only applicable for 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Ready to Vote? Quiz (Florida)
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by taking our online quiz to educate yourself on everything you need to know to vote in the upcoming elections. All you have to do is take our easy online quiz. It takes less than two minutes! You’ll be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Must be a current resident or attending post-secondary school in Florida to be eligible. Only applicable to 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Ready to Vote? Quiz (Pennsylvania)
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by taking our online quiz to educate yourself on everything you need to know to vote in the upcoming elections. All you have to do is take our easy online quiz. It takes less than two minutes! You’ll be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Must be a current resident or attending post-secondary school in Pennsylvania to be eligible. Only applicable to 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Share a Link to Help Your Friends Register to Vote!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win a $1,000 scholarship just by helping your friends register online to vote! By signing up for our campaign, you’ll get a personalized voter registration page. Then text, email, or share the link to your page on social media to help your friends quickly register to vote. It takes less than two minutes for them to register online! Every time you share your voter registration page before September 30, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy!

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
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.

$2,500 Scholarship: Donate Personal Care and Cleaning Products to Your Local Boys & Girls Club or Shelter
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: You could win a $2,500 scholarship by donating personal care and cleaning products to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter, which we’ll help you locate. COVID-19 has hit Black communities, people of color, and low-income families the hardest, both in terms of health and finances. People of color are almost twice as likely to report job loss and economic hardship due to the pandemic, making it especially difficult to afford crucial products for health and hygiene this back-to-school season. This is where you come in: use our step-by-step guide to collect five personal care products (like soap and hand sanitizer) and cleaning products (like wipes and detergent) with help from your friends and adults in your life. Include a personal note of support and encouragement and donate the items to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter. Let’s Do This!

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
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, 2020
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.

AfterCollege/AACNNursing Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

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, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during the 2020-2021 academic year who have a Baha® device.

Back to School Scholarship
Sponsor: MoneySolver
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to student who are at least 18 years of age and are currently, have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must submit an essay on if they were to go back to high school for one day, what would they do differently.

Barber & Beauty Scholarship
Sponsor: Keller International Salon, Berber, and Spa Equipment
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited cosmetology program.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
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.

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