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Largest Scholarships You Can Find for College

Last updated October 20, 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!

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1. The #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship // Get Schooled

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: October 31st, 2021

The #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship encourages students to share brief stories about belonging. From times when they’ve struggled getting to and through college, how they overcame these challenges, and any advice they have for other students. By sharing your stories of struggle and perseverance, you will be entered to win a $2,500 or $1,000 college scholarship.

2. Coca-Cola Foundation Scholars Program // Coca-Cola

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: October 31st, 2021

Coca-Cola is recognizing outstanding students who show achievement and a capacity to lead. 150 Scholarship winners will be awarded $20,000 to put towards their college education.

3. Burger King Scholars Program // Burger King Foundation

Amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: December 15th, 2021

Burger King offers a similar scholarship every year where students are eligible to win anywhere between $1,000 to $50,000 for school. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, grades, and financial need. Winners will be selected from both general students as well as Burger King employees.

4. AT&T Dream In Black Rising Future Makers // AT&T

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: October 31st, 2021

AT&T hopes to help HBCU students become the next generation of change-makers. Students who win this scholarship will be awarded with $5,000 as well as opportunities to internships, awareness programs, celebrity advocates, and much more! To apply, nominate a student who is attending an HBCU and create a short 30-60 second video using the #ATTRisingFutureMaker and #DreamInBlack hashtags. 

5. Most Valuable Student Scholarship // Elks National Foundation 

Amount: Up to $12,500 per year

Deadline: November 15th, 2021

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.

6. 5 Strong Scholarship // 5StrongScholars

Amount: Full Tuition

Deadline: December 1st, 2021

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. 

7. Barbizon $100,00 College Tuition Scholarship // Barbizon

Amount: $100,000

Deadline: December 31st, 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!

8. Unigo $10,000 Annual Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $10,000

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!

9. 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. 

10. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program // Jackie Robinson Foundation

Amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: January 12th, 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. 

11. Terry Crews "Creative Courage" Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: January 12th, 2022

Terry Crews and Bold.org have come together to create a scholarship aimed towards helping struggling artists. One scholarship winner will be awarded $20,000 that can be used towards their artistic development and education.

12. Dell Scholars Program // Dell

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: December 1st, 2021

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. 

13. Jameela Jamil x I Weigh Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: December 2nd, 2021

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 and apply!

14. Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program // Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Amount: Up to $55,000 per year

Deadline: November 18th, 2021

The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program opens up every year and offers up to $55,000 per year to students who will be attending an accredited college/university. 

15. Ron Brown Scholar Program // Ron Brown Foundation

Amount: Up to $40,000

Deadline: January 9th, 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.

16. Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship // Taco Bell Foundation

Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: Opens Fall 2021

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.

17. Footlocker Scholar Athletes // Footlocker

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: Opens Fall 2021

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. This scholarship opens in the Fall, so be prepared!

18. Cameron Impact Scholarship // Bryan Cameron Education Foundation

Amount: Full Tuition

Deadline: Opens February 2022

This scholarship specifically is looking for candidates who have displayed strong evidence of leadership, involvement in extracurriculars and community service, and who want to make a positive impact on the world around them. If this fits you, check out this scholarship! It offers to pay the full tuition for students entering college.

19. Davidson Fellows Scholarship // Davidson Institute

Amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: Opens November 1st, 2021

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.

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