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Largest Scholarships You Can Find for College

Last updated September 5, 2023

Largest Scholarships You Can Find for College

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!

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.

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Cameron Impact Scholarship // Bryan Cameron Education Foundation

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

Deadline: September 8, 2023

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.

The Gates Scholarship // The Gates Scholarship

Amount: Full cost of attendance

Deadline: September 15, 2023

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."

National College Match Scholarship // QuestBridge

Amount: $200,000

Deadline: September 26, 2023

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

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship // ScholarshipOwl

Amount: $7,000

Deadline: Monthly; Upcoming deadline September 29, 2023

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.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program // Coca-Cola

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: October 2, 2023

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.”

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest // Ayn Rand

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: November 6, 2023

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must read Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged," and write an essay about it. If you’re interested but haven’t read the book yet, the Ayn Rand Institute will send a free digital copy to you.

Most Valuable Student Scholarship // Elks National Foundation

Amount: Up to $12,500 per year

Deadline: November 13, 2023

Students pursuing a four-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 16, 2023

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.

Francis Ouimet Scholarship // Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund

Amount: $1,000-$15,000

Deadline: December 1, 2023

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. 

Dell Scholars Program // Dell

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: December 1, 2023

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.

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

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Application opens December 1, 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.

Burger King Scholars Program // Burger King Foundation

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

Deadline: December 15, 2023

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

Unigo $10,000 Annual Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: December 31, 2023

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?"

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

Amount: $45,000

Deadline: January 2024

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.

Ron Brown Scholar Program // Ron Brown Scholar Program

Amount: $40,000 over four years

Deadline: January 9, 2024

Black high school seniors with plans to attend a 4-year accredited college or university in the Fall of 2023 are eligible to apply to this scholarship. Must submit two letters of recommendation and two essays, each 500 words.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship // Jackie Robinson Foundation

Amount: Up to $35,000 over four years

Deadline: January 10, 2024

This scholarship is available to graduating, minority high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2023. Applicants must submit 4 essays and one letter of recommendation to be considered.

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

Amount: $50,000 over 4 years

Deadline: February 20, 2024

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.

Davis-Putter Scholarship // Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies (up to $15,000)

Deadline: April 1, 2024

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.

Esperanza Fund Scholarship //Esperanza Education Fund

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: April 1, 2024

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

Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund // Shawn Carter Foundation

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Application opens April 1, 2024

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.

Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund // Cactus Jack Foundation

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: May 4, 2024

This scholarship is available only to graduating Seniors at an HBCU. Must have a cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must submit a 2-minute video or 500-word personal essay explaining why they would be a good candidate for this scholarship opportunity.

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.

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Be Bold No-Essay Scholarship //

Amount: $25,161

Deadline: September 1, 2023

This scholarship will be awarded to the student with the "boldest" profile.

Hustle Tech & Business News No-Essay Scholarship //

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 1, 2023

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

The Minerva Scholarship Program // Women in California Leadership

Amount: $3,000-$10,000

Deadline: May 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to California residents enrolled in a full-time college program during the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and “must gender identify as a woman or girl, or are female regardless of gender identity.” Must write a 250-word personal statement.

Young Women in STEM Scholarship //

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: May 23, 2023

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.

AISES Apple Scholarship Program // AISES

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: May 19, 2023

This scholarship is available to Indigenous college students in the U.S. studying in a STEM field. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher. Applicants must be a current AISES member at time of application.

STEM Scholarship Program // IMEG

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: May 15, 2023

This scholarship is open to college students in their sophomore through senior year. Applicants must have financial need and be actively pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field with an engineering focus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

McDonald's Black And Positively Golden Scholarship // Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Amount: Up to $15,000

Deadline: March 27, 2023

This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate college students attending an HBCU during the 2023-2024 school year. Must have a GPA of 2.7 and higher and be able to demonstrate financial need.

Disability Scholarship // Microsoft

Amount: $20,000 over 4 years

Deadline: March 15, 2023

High school seniors who are disabled are eligible for this renewable scholarship. Must be planning to major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field. Must have a cumulative high school GPA of over 2.5.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships // Microsoft

Amount: $2,500-$20,000

Deadline: March 15, 2023

To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must be African-American high school seniors with plans to pursue a degree in STEM. Must demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher. Must submit two letters of recommendation, resume, and an essay.

Women at Microsoft Scholarship // Microsoft

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

Deadline: March 15, 2023

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.

Doodle 4 Google // Google Inc.

Amount: $5,000-$30,000

Deadline: March 14, 2023

Applicants must create a doodle following the prompt "I am grateful for....." in order to be considered for this scholarship.

Foundation 649 Scholarship // Foundation 649

Amount: $4,000 over 4 years

Deadline: March 1, 2023

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

Davidson Fellows Scholarship // Davidson Institute

Amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: February 15, 2023

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.

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship // McDonald's

Amount: $5,000-$100,000

Deadline: February 6, 2023

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!

American Indians Scholarship // Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: February 2, 2023

A one-time $4,000 scholarship is awarded to Native American college and technical students of any age, any tribe and in any state who have financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.25. Applicants must be Native Americans and must be able to prove membership in a tribe that is recognized at a state and/or federal level.

Footlocker Scholar Athletes // Footlocker

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: January 30, 2023

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: January 11, 2023

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.

$50,000 "No Essay" Scholarship // Niche

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: December 14, 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!

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.

Jameela Jamil x I Weigh Scholarship //

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!

Rita's First-Gen Scholarship //

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.

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).

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