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Scholarships With The Biggest Payout

Last updated January 14, 2020

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Whether you’re a senior applying to colleges this year or are just starting college, tuition is probably something you’re thinking about. Cost is a big factor when it comes to choosing a college - but it shouldn’t be that way. You should choose your school based on the values that it offers and whether it aligns with your own values. That’s why we created this list of scholarships that have the biggest payout. We're talking about tens of thousands of dollars in free money! Also, don't forget that we have a list of easy scholarships that you can apply for too!

1. The National Scholarship (For DREAMers) // Organization: TheDream.Us

Amount: $29,000 + a $1,000 annual stipend

Deadline: February 27th, 2020

We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.

2. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship // Organization: Jack Kent Cooke

Deadline: March 23, 2020

Coming from a low income family can be hard. That’s why the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship gives up-to $40,000 to each of its scholars. In order to apply for this scholarship, you have to demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. In addition to that, you have to fill out several eligibility questions, submit a few short essays that answer specific prompts, and declare your college plans and intended major. That sounds like a lot, and it is. But $40,000 per year practically covers the tuition of most colleges and it’s entirely worth it.

3. Davidson Fellow Scholarship // Organization: Davidson Institute

Deadline: February 12, 2020  

Are you extraordinary? If so, the Davidson Fellow Scholarship is interested in you. Since its inception, the Davidson Fellow Scholarship has given out $7.4 million in scholarship money to students under the age of 18 who show extraordinary accomplishments in a particular field, whether it’s science, math, music, literature or technology. Every year, they select three winners who qualify to win $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 for first, second, and third prize selections respectively.

4. Jackie Robinson Scholarship // Organization: Jackie Robinson Foundation

Deadline: February 1st, 2020  

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship provides up to $30,000 to selected winners. The great thing about this scholarship is that even if you receive financial aid, you will still receive this money from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. 

6. Costco Scholarship // Organization: Costco

Details: Link

If you're a student who is looking to go to the University of Washington or Seattle University, then the Costco Scholarship is a great opportunity for you. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students who plan to attend Seattle University or the University of Washington.

Don't forget, we also have a list of easy scholarships that you can apply for. This list has 20 ongoing scholarships that can take as little as 2 minutes to complete!

7. Bezos Scholarships Program // Organization: Bezos Foundation

The Bezos Scholars Program application opens October 21, 2019 and closes at midnight Friday, January 31, 2020. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! Applicants need time and input from others in order to submit a competitive, thoughtful application.

The application is open to U.S. students who are currently high school juniors attending a public high school with a 30% or greater free and reduced lunch rate. We encourage talented, driven, smart, and compassionate young people to apply.

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