Largest Scholarships You Can Find for College
Last updated January 24, 2021
You reached the right place! Whether you're a high school student planning to apply to college or just starting college career, tuition cost is something that is on time of mind. Tuition is a huge factor when it comes to choosing a college - but hopefully, financial aid and scholarships can support the cost. That's why we created the list of the largest scholarships for college. We're talking about tens of thousands of dollars in free money!
1. McDonald's HACER National Scholarship // Organization: McDonald's
Amount: $100,000 ($25,000 over 4 years)
Deadline: February 3rd, 2021
Your generation is making a difference in the world, and McDonald's is looking to help students of Hispanic descent be part of that change. McDonald's is offering $100,000 in scholarships to high school seniors of Hispanic descent and showcase academic achievements, leadership, community involvement, financial need, and more!
2. Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program // Organization: Amazon
Deadline: February 21, 2021
This scholarship program awards high school seniors who are planning on their education pursuing a major in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or other computer-related fields. The student needs to have completed an advanced placement computer science course or have taken the advanced placement computer science test. Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.
3. Davidson Fellow Scholarship // Organization: Davidson Institute
Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: February 10th, 2021
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. The Dream National Scholarship // Organization: TheDream.US
Amount: Up to $33,000
Deadline: February 25, 2021
Think of The Dream National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While The Dream considers your GPA and test scores, they 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.
5. The Future of Scholars Initiative // HBCU Week Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
The HBCU Week Foundation has a couple scholarships available, such as a NFL x HBCU Week Scholarship. They are currently offering multiple scholarships, each about $10,000, and for any student attending an HBCU. Head over and check out what scholarships they're offering!
6. Google Scholarships // Organization: Google
Amount: Up to $10,000
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.
7. College Board Opportunity Scholarships for Class of 2021 // Organization: College Board
Amount: Up to $40,000
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Complete the College Board Opportunity Scholarship journey taking you through building a college list, SAT practice, and more.
8. Create a Greeting Card Scholarship // Gallery Collection
Deadline: March 9th, 2021
The Gallery Collection is looking for artists and graphic designers who are up to the challenge of creating a eye-catching greeting card. For this contest, submit an original artwork that people can use as a greeting card and be entered in for a chance to win $10,000
9. Engebretson Foundation Scholarship // Organization: Engebretson Foundation
Amount: $5,000 per Semester
Deadline: March 21st, 2021
Every year, the Engebretson Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability. Each scholarship provides the recipient with $5,000 per semester to cover tuition and other fees, hoping to allow the student to focus on their education.
10. 1 for 2 Education Foundation Scholarship // 1 for 2 Education Foundation
Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: February 15th, 2021
Each academic year, the 1 for 2 Education Foundation offers up to 10 scholarships for students who show leadership and merit. Students who closely align with the foundation's values will be considered for the scholarship and be eligible for up to $25,000. If you like to "pay it forward", check out this scholarship!
11. Ron Brown Scholarship // Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 per academic year)
Deadline: January 9th, 2021
This program focuses on encouraging civic engagement among students while also promoting academic excellence, community, and lifelong interactions. Recipients are young African American high school seniors who show outstanding promise and a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship. Through this program, students will receive $10,000 each year for a maximum 4 years to use on educational expenses.
12. State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship // State Farm
Amount: $5,000 per year over 4 years
Deadline: March 31st, 2021
Through this program, legal dependents of State Farm associates are eligible to win a scholarship through State Farm. 100 Students will be awarded $5,000 per year over 4 years.
13. Big Tex Scholarship Program // State Fair of Texas
Deadline: February 21st, 2021
The State Fair of Texas offers two different scholarships for Texas residents, each up to $6,000. Their goal is to support the future of those who will benefit the great state of Texas.
14. Gucci Changemakers x CFDA Scholars by Design Award // CFDA
Deadline: January 29th, 2021
If you're looking to enter into the design and fashion industry, be sure to check out this scholarship. The Gucci Changemakers x CFDA Scholars by Design Award will award one woman of color or person who identifies as a woman with $20,000. The student award will be determined based on criteria of talent, financial need, and professional potential.
15. Unigo $10,000 Annual Scholarship // Unigo
Deadline: December 31st, 2021
A pretty simple scholarship with a big payout. For this scholarship, all you have to do is answer a simple question in 250 words or less. Answer the question, "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" Start thinking of who you'd bring back and what apps they'll use and get to writing!