Local Scholarship News

Scholarships for Arkansas Students

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education administers many scholarships for state residents. 

The Academic Challenge Scholarships are funded by the Arkansas State Lottery.

Alaska Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships

Alaska Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarships

GEAR UP Scholarships

The GEAR UP program provides grants to local governments, some of the funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.  The program is a Federal discretionary grant program whose purpose is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.  GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) serves students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follows them through high school.

Millard Public Schools Foundation Scholarships

The Millard Public Schools Foundation awards approximately 75 scholarships to graduating seniors each year. They recently established a new scholarship in memory of Dr. Vicki Kaspar.  The scholarships are awarded to students from Millard North, South and West high schools in Omaha, Nebraska.

Oil Can Henry's Essay Scholarship

If you’re a high school senior living in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington and you have an Oil Can Henry's center nearby, you may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.  The company is giving 88 scholarships to students.  Applicants must submit a 400 word essay on "What trust means to me."  The students will be selected based on academic record, leadership, participation in school and community activities and work experience.  The deadline is January 31, 2011.

Will County Center for Community Concerns Scholarships

The Will County Center for Community Concerns offers scholarships to income-eligible residents of Will County, Illinois. The scholarships are awarded to low-income and disadvantaged students of high academic achievement or potential. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in an accredited institute of higher education in the state of Illinois.
Scholarship funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  The deadline for application is February 4, 2013.


Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

Missouri students who have a financial need based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for assistance from the Missouri State Government.  In order to be eligible the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be $12,000 or less and the student must attend a participating Missouri school (pdf).


Bright Flight Program

A merit-based scholarship is available from the Missouri Department of Higher Education to students scoring in the top 5% of the ACT or SAT.  The score must be on the June test date of their senior year of high school. 

Students must enroll full time at a participating Missouri school (pdf) to receive the Bright Flight Program scholarship.

A+ Scholarship Program

Effective August 28, 2010, the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) began administering the postsecondary scholarship component of the A+ program. Further details regarding the transition and other program changes will be available on this web page as they become available. Check back often for the most current information.

Kids' Chance Scholarship Program

Children between the ages of 17 and 22 years whose parent was seriously injured or died in a work related accident may be eligible for a scholarship from Kids’ Chance Inc. of Missouri.  Further eligibility requirements include being a Missouri resident, having an expected family contribution (EFC) of $12,000 or less and enrolling at least half-time at a participating Missouri school (pdf).

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

The Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for students who are attending school part-time while working.  The student must be 18 years old and demonstrate financial need.  The eligibility will be determined by a participating  institution (pdf).



Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program

The Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program was established to provide scholarships to minority and underrepresented individuals.  The students must be academically talented and must pursue an undergraduate degree or master’s program in one of the following areas: Environmental engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering, Agricultural engineering, Biology, Geology, Wildlife management, Natural resource planning, Natural resources or a closely related field, En

Go to college for free

Want to go to college for free?  Well if you live in New Haven, Connecticut that may very well be possible.  City and school officials said that a new program would offer to pay eligible students’ way through any public college or university in Connecticut.

Topeka LULAC Scholarships

Hispanic high school seniors from the Topeka-Shawnee County area may be eligible for scholarships from the Topeka LULAC Council No. 11701 (LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States). 

In order to be eligible, you must be of Hispanic or Latino descent. You or your family must be residents of Topeka or Shawnee County.

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

This year the Illinois Sheriff’s Association will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships to students living in Illinois.  The scholarships range from $500 to $1000 and are given to students with strong academic, extra-curricular and character qualifications.

In order to receive the scholarship, the student must be enroll full time in a higher education program in Illinois.

Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Five $2500 scholarships will be awarded to high school senior by Rockland Trust.  The students must be residents of Plymouth County, Barnstable County, Bristol County or the towns of Cohasset, Stoughton, Randolph, Braintree, Weymouth, Quincy, Wellesley or Watertown in Massachusetts in order to be eligible.

Abbey Duncan Brownfield Scholarship Program

The Abbey Duncan Brownfield Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Program for Brownfield Studies) is a program open to New York students interested in Brownfields (properties where redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental contamination). In order to be eligible, the student must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the City University of New York (CUNY) and must have a career interest in environmental cleanup and brownfield management.

IUAA Scholars

For students who are sons or daughters of Indiana University Alumni Association members and full-time undergraduates at IU, the Alumni Association offers 33 $1000 scholarships.

Two scholarships are set aside for students at each of the IU’s campuses and the remaining 17 scholarships will be awarded to the students from the general population from all campuses based on financial need and academic achievement.

The deadline for application is March 29, 2013.


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