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Largest Scholarships You Can Find for College

Last updated September 29, 2022

You're in the right place! Whether you're a high school student planning to apply to college or are just starting college, tuition costs are most likely at the top of your mind. Tuition is a huge factor to consider when it comes to choosing a college - but luckily, financial aid and scholarships are available to help! That's why we created a list of the largest scholarships you can find for college. We're talking about tens of thousands of dollars in free money!

All the scholarships listed on this page are sorted from the most immediate deadlines to the furthest deadlines. The deadline for some scholarships have passed, so bookmark this page to check back when they open again! For any scholarship-related questions, text #Scholarships to 33-55-77!

Disclaimer: Some scholarship websites or organizations found on this list may sell your personal information to third parties, including (but not limited to): your name, email address, home address, and phone number. While we aim to share scholarships and scholarship websites that do not sell any student data, we know that those with larger money scholarships may. We encourage you to always be intentional about the scholarships you apply to and the information you share with them.

Footlocker Scholar Athletes // Footlocker

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: Application opens Fall 2022

The Footlocker Scholar Athletes program comes back every year. Each year, 20 high school seniors who are exceptional leaders on their sports teams will be awarded up to $20,000 that will go toward their college education.

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship // Taco Bell Foundation

Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: Applications open Fall 2022

The Live Mas Scholarship believes that the youth have the drive to change the world. This scholarship opens up this Fall but is open to all students who are pursuing a secondary education. To enter, you'll have to submit a 2-minute video answering a few of their questions.

Get Schooled College Essay Review Scholarship // Get Schooled

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 23, 2022

Let Get Schooled review your college application essay for free. Submit your personal statement, supplemental college application essays, and scholarship essays for feedback, and we’ll provide actionable suggestions and feedback within one week. All college application essays submitted before 10/23/22 will be entered to win our $1,000 scholarship. 

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship // McDonald's

Amount: $100,000

Deadline: Applications open Fall 2022

In 1985, McDonalds created the McDonald’s HACER Program to assist Hispanic students as they pursue their higher education goals. The McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship is an outstanding opportunity for students who have a least one parent of Hispanic heritage. Scholarships are worth $25,000 per year. As long as award winners are in good standing, scholarships are for all four years!

The Gates Scholarship // The Gates Scholarship

Amount: Full cost of attendance 

Deadline: September 15, 2022 

High school seniors of color are eligible for this highly competitive scholarship. Ideal candidates have "an outstanding academic record, demonstrated leadership ability, and exceptional personal success skills."

Pepsi Stronger Together Scholarship // Pepsi

Amount: $25,000

Deadline: September 21, 2022

High school seniors who are interested in pursuing an education or career in entertainment and the arts are eligible to apply to this scholarship.

National College Match Scholarship // QuestBridge

Amount: $200,000

Deadline: September 27, 2022

Match Scholarship Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest // Ayn Rand

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: September 26, 2022

Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s novels? Now’s the time! Applicants are required to submit a 1,600-word essay answering one of three prompts describing Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged. If you’re interested but haven’t read the book yet, the Ayn Rand Institute will send a free digital copy to you. 

Smart Owl Scholarship // Scholarship Owl

Amount:$7,000

Deadline: Monthly; Upcoming deadline September 29, 2022

To apply, all you need to do is register for a free Scholarship Owl account! Plus, Scholarship Owl will help you find and apply to lots of other scholarships.

$50,000 No Essay Scholarship // Niche

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true, but it isn't with Niche! They are giving one student $50,000 (their biggest scholarship yet!) to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses!

Hustle Tech & Business News No-Essay Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Win a $10,000 scholarship when you sign up for the Hustle free daily newsletter and share what you learned.

EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program //National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Amount: $45,000

Deadline: Applications open October 1, 2022

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program // Coca-Cola

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: October 31, 2022

This scholarship program “is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.”

Most Valuable Student Scholarship // Elks National Foundation

Amount: Up to $12,500 per year

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Students pursuing a 4-year degree can apply to this scholarship by the Elks National Foundation. They will be awarding 500 students scholarships for four years, ranging from $1,000 to $12,500. The top 20 scholarship applicants will participate in an all-expenses paid trip to Elks National Foundation's Leadership Weekend, where they are eligible to win even more money for college.

Cooke College Scholarship Program // Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Amount: Up to $55,000

Deadline: November 17, 2022

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must intend to enroll full-time in a college or university in fall 2023, have an unweighted cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above, and have unmet financial need.

Dell Scholars Program // Dell

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Dell Scholars program was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face while pursuing a degree. 500 winners will be awarded $20,000 as well as year-round support to help them succeed in college. 

Francis Ouimet Scholarship // Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund

Amount: $1,000-$15,000

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Students from Massachusetts who have served as golf caddies for 2+ years are eligible for this renewable scholarship. In addition to their applications, students must submit three essays, recommendations from their high school counselor, and recommendations from their golf club’s supervisor, as well as an Ouimet club chairman or club member recommendation. 

Burger King Scholars Program // Burger King Foundation

Amount: Varies; $1,000-$50,000

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Recipients of this scholarship will be selected based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Application opens October 15, 2022. 

Barbizon $100,00 College Tuition Scholarship // Barbizon

Amount: $100,000

Deadline: December 31, 2022

The Barbizon $100,000 College Tuition Scholarship will make one student's dream come true and offer them $100,000 in scholarship money. Education is one of the most important investments for your future and Barbizon helps make it come true. Simply apply and one winner will be selected!

5 Strong Scholarship // 5StrongScholars

Amount: Full Tuition

Deadline: December 31, 2022

5Strong, partnering with many HBCUs, hopes to increase retention and graduation rates for students attending HBCUs. Through this scholarship program, five students will be given support over the course of their college career to ensure persistence and graduation in four years. 

Unigo $10,000 Annual Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $10,000 

Deadline: December 31, 2022 

For this scholarship, all you have to do is answer a simple question in 250 words or less: "Would you rather be smart, funny, or rich? Why?" The winner will be notified on or around March 31, 2023. 

Esperanza Fund Scholarship //Esperanza Education Fund

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: Application opens January 2023

The Esperanza Education Fund provides scholarships to students from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC who are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

Horatio Alger State Scholarship // Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 15, 2023

This scholarship is available to high school juniors in all 50 states who have critical financial need. applicants must "exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States," and must have a GPA over 2.0.

Google Scholarships // Google

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Varies

This past year Google has hosted a few scholarships which include the Generation Google Scholarship, Google Lime Scholarship, and more. Multiple scholarships are available, Google Scholarships are open now with rotating deadlines.

Missed the deadline on any of these scholarships? That’s okay! We’ll save this list so you can apply next year.

Cameron Impact Scholarship // Bryan Cameron Education Foundation

Amount: Four-year, full tuition scholarship (actual dollar amount varies based upon school selection)

Deadline: September 9, 2022

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is awarded annually to 10-15 high school students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, and academics. This scholarship covers the full tuition, fees, and books at any accredited U.S. based college or university that the recipient chooses to attend.

NetDocuments Work Inspired Scholarships // NetDocuments & Scholarship America

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: May 31, 2022

This scholarship is available to minority students nationally. Applicants must be high school seniors, graduates or current college undergraduates planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for 2022-23, and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Jameela Jamil x I Weigh Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 18, 2022

The "I Weigh" Scholarship is all about radical inclusivity and allyship. The aim is to create a community where no one feels alone. Everyone has a story and it deserves to be heard. Three winners will be awarded $5,000 each. Tell your story by applying!

Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund // Shawn Carter Foundation

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: April 30, 2022

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) offers scholarships to students who demonstrate resiliency in the face of hardship and give back to their communities. Scholarship recipients can use the money to cover tuition expenses and related educational expenses, and are also able to re-apply yearly, from admission to graduation! All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

Be Bold No-Essay Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $25,000

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Are you bold? Bold doesn't just mean "best" or "most accomplished". If you are earnest, determined, and moving, make an account with Bold.org and show them how bold you can be. Each month, the boldest account wins $10,000 to use for school!

Davis-Putter Scholarship // Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies (up to $15,000)

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Applicants must write a 1,000 word essay about their experience with progressive social activity, as well as their long-term goals and how they plan to achieve them. A complete application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a completed FAFSA must also be submitted.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship //Microsoft

Amount: $20,000 over 4 years OR a one-time $2,500 scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2022

To be considered for this scholarship, students must be a Black high school senior with plans to attend a 4-year university immediately following their high school graduation. Students must plan to pursue their Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or select business programs - and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 and over.

Women at Microsoft Scholarship // Microsoft

Amount: $20,000 over 4 years OR a one-time $2,500 scholarship

Deadline: March 12, 2022

High-school senior women and non-binary people who plan to attend vocational school or college to pursue a career in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) are eligible for this scholarship. Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Rita's First-Gen Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $33,688

Deadline: March 1, 2022

This scholarship aims to help all first-generation college students in America. Many first-generation students struggle to attain the funds needed to attend a post-secondary education, so this scholarship aims to help. One student will be awarded over just over $31,000 for school.

Foundation 649 Scholarship // Foundation 649

Amount: $4,000 over the course of 4 years

Deadline: March 1, 2022

This scholarship is for Asian American/Pacific Islander students. Applicants must write a 1,000 word essay to be considered.

Young Women in STEM Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Women make up only 27% of workers in STEM workplaces, and this scholarship aims to boost representation of women in this field. Three young women who aim to pursue a STEM major will be rewarded $10,000 each.

Mcdonald's x Roland S. Martin Scholarship // Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: February 28, 2022

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) are offering a scholarship up to $15,000 to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship // Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: February 16, 2022

The GAR Foundation awards up to seven scholarships worth $12,500 per year for a total of $50,000. Applicants parents and/or legal guardians must have/had a career in the financial services industry, defined as banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship // Davidson Institute

Amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: February 9, 2022

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships, awarding up to $50,000 to students who show academic excellence. Students interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field should look into this scholarship.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program // Jackie Robinson Foundation

Amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: January 12, 2022

The Jackie Robinson Foundation aims to help graduating minority seniors get to college and succeed. Winners will be awarded up to $30,000 based on financial need, academic excellence, and more. 

Ron Brown Scholar Program // Ron Brown Foundation

Amount: Up to $40,000

Deadline: January 9, 2022 

The Ron Brown Scholar Program is open to Black/African American students who are well-rounded and excelling in their studies. Scholarship winners will be awarded up to $40,000 over 4 years ($10,000/year), and receive support and mentorship.

Check out our college scholarships page to find more scholarships you can apply to now! Need help writing your scholarship or college application essays? We have you covered! We’ll review your essays for free and our experts will give you actionable feedback.

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