Scholarship Opportunities

Lawntrepreneur Scholarship

Lawnstarter is offering a $1,000 grant to any student they believe has the potential to change the world through entrepreneurship. They offer the scholarship to a student each semester. The entry for the Fall semester is May 1st to August 20th and it’s open for the Spring semester from August 31st to December 31st. Apply now for the Lawntrepreneur Scholarship.

Best Colleges has created a dual-language resource to help Latino and Hispanic identifying students navigate financial aid processes, scholarship opportunities, grant information, and additional resources that could be useful. Download the guide in English or Spanish.

SeniorAdvise Caregiver

SeniorAdvise Caregiver is  offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the spring of 2020, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books. The application deadline is January 15, 2020.

AAUW Foundation

The AAUW Foundation is offering grants of up to $12,000 to women who are pursuing degrees and courses of study for professional advancement or to improve employment opportunities. If you haven’t applied already, go here now. Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Creative Masonry LLC

Creative Masonry LLC is offering two $500 scholarships for students pursuing a career in construction management or any trade certification. Applicants must submit an essay focusing on their career goals. Apply for the masonry scholarship or the chimney repair scholarship by Dec. 1.


Applications are now being accepted for the Upskilled Education Scholarship. To apply by December 1, 2019, students must write in 750 – 1000 words why they deserve to win the AUD $2,000 scholarship and what they will use it for.

Students Living in Philadelphia

Tom Joyner Foundation
Offers a full ride scholarship program for graduating HS seniors planning to study at any HBCU.
Deadline: N/A

African American Students

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.
Deadline: March 3, 2019

Students with English as their second language

Leo S. Lowe Pan American Scholarships
Sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund Scholarships are designed to offer up to $15,000 to undergraduate and graduate English language learners who have been admitted for studies at an accredited institution in the United States. Ideal candidates must be citizens of Latin American or Caribbean nations, show satisfactory academic records with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and agree to return to their country of origin within one year after graduation.
Deadline: N/A
To apply, contact:

Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund Scholarships
1889 F St. NW Suite 769
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 370-9760

Nora Stone Smith Scholarship
The Nora Stone Smith Scholarship for ESL/ELL Students provides, regardless of citizenship status, qualified applicants up to $2,000 in assistance for tuition at an accredited Washington institution.
Deadline: N/A
To apply, contact:
Nora Stone Smith Scholarship for ESL/ELL Students
190 Queen Anne Avenue N Suite 260
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 461-7248

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.
Deadline: Will be available soon

Students engaged in their religion
(Christianity and Islam)

Islamic Scholarship Fund
Our mission is to increase American Muslim representation in media and politics in order to improve public opinion and policies. We do that by empowering students and professionals through academic scholarships, film grants, congressional internships and fellowships.
Deadline: March 21, 2018

*NOTE: There a very few independent Christian scholarships. However, most Christian colleges have many institutional scholarships.