Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

February 20, 2023

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2023.

NOTE: Thank you to more generous donors, in 2023 we will be awarding $30,000 in college scholarships.

Deadline is FEBRUARY 20, 2023.

We will accept applications postmarked on or before FEBRUARY 20, 2023. Early submission is encouraged. We had 280 applications in 2019.

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone. Please look at your e-mail.

Gordon Rich Memorial Foundation Scholarships

February 16, 2023

The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry. You can view the Master List of companies which meet this definition;

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2023 SCHOOL YEAR. College scholarship money is available to offspring of those working in the financial services industry. Each GAR scholarship is worth up to $50,000 (approx. $12,500 per year) awarded to bright, hardworking high school seniors who have a financial need.
Please read the requirements and fill out an application form. The Gordon Rich Foundation provided $236,000 in college scholarships last year. We currently support 33 students in colleges across the country and have 67 alumni. Any questions please email
Completed applications must be submitted no later than February 16, 2023.

Scholarship for Military Children

This scholarship opens December 12, 2022.

The Scholarships for Military Children program intends that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually at each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

Five hundred (500) scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for the academic school year 2022-2023. There is at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Additional recipients are chosen on a prorated basis. Therefore, more applicants may be selected from those commissaries with more significant numbers of applicants.

Who Can Apply?

Only students with valid U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card may apply for a scholarship. In addition, a student's parent(s) must be one of the following: active duty, reserve/guard, deceased, or retired from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Space Force. students that possess a valid U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card may apply for a scholarship. In addition, a student's parent(s) must be one of the following: active duty, reserve/guard, deceased, or retired from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Space Force.

Davidson Fellow Scholarship

February 15, 2023

We award $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to gifted and high-achieving students, 18 years old or under, who have completed a significant piece of work. application categories are science, engineering, technology math, literature, music, philosophy and "outside the box."

SME Education Foundation

February 1, 2023

SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships. In the past two years, the Foundation awarded a record number of scholarships to women and minorities as part of a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Multiple Opportunities, One Application

With annual and renewable scholarships available, students have many opportunities to pursue their dream career. And, with one application, it’s simple.

Basic criteria:

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Must have minimum of 2.0/4.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be on a path toward an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

Department of Agriculture Scholarship Program

January 31, 2023

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines.

The program provides full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food science, natural resource science, or a related academic discipline at one of 19 designated 1890s land-grant universities and Tuskegee University. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.

Scholars accepted into the program will be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to a permanent appointment with USDA upon successful completion of their degree requirements by the end of the agreement period. (5 CFR 213.3202) (Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 - Section 12519)

If selected, scholars must commit to at least one year of service to USDA for each year of financial assistance provided. The details of this requirement will be outlined in the service agreement for the scholar, their university, and the USDA sponsoring agency.

Union Plus Scholarships

January 31, 2023

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. More than 3,600 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

Alaska Travel Industry Scholarship

January 31, 2023

Students interested in applying for an ATIA Foundation Student Scholarship must be Alaska residents enrolled or intending to enroll in a program of study in preparation for a career in tourism. Scholarship funds, if awarded, will only be paid directly to an accredited institution on the recipient’s behalf.

Taco Bell Foundation Live Mas Scholarship

January 11, 2023

No grades, test scores or essays. The Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. Submit a two-minute video telling us what you’re passionate about and how you plan to make a difference.

It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial. This isn’t about how well you can make a film—we want to learn more about you, your passion and how you plan to ignite change in your community and beyond!

Mensa Foundation Scholarship

January 15, 2023

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $175,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

Material Handling Education Foundation Inc

January 31, 2023

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. ( is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to engage and attract students to the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry by providing financial support.  Since 1976, our programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers.  

The Foundation offers scholarship award opportunities to undergraduates who are pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career.  The student should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader and persistence in the pursuit of education.

Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and must be used for costs relating to tuition, fees and books associated with attending school full-time.  One application allows students to compete for one of the multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation.  Scholarships are one-year awards, and former recipients may re-apply each year if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

US Air Force (and Space Force) ROTC Scholarship

December 31, 2022

For applicants who are interested in choosing the U.S. Space Force career track, you have until November 30, 2022, to submit your initial application. Once submitted, you then have until December 31, 2022, to submit all remaining application materials. For applicants who are interested in choosing the U.S. Air Force career track, you have until December 31, 2022, to submit your initial application. Once submitted, you then have until January 12, 2023, to submit all remaining application materials.

Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship

January 12, 2023

The APIA Scholarship is our largest scholarship program, open to AANHPI undergraduate students attending any U.S. accredited university or college. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 one-year awards to $20,000 multi-year awards. APIA Scholars has a special focus on supporting AANHPI students who live at or below the poverty line; are in the first generation of their family to attend college; are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity. Strong applicants would also have an emphasis on community service and leadership.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

January 6, 2023

Our scholarship program supports LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their fields of study, in their workplaces, or in our movements for justice.  

We prioritize moving resources to LGBTQ+ students who need it most, so we especially focus our funding on those LGBTQ+ student leaders who have some or all of the following experiences and qualities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing justice and the well-being of their communities, past, present, and future
  • Have experienced family rejection and/or haven’t been able to access a larger community support system
  • Face systemic barriers to educational access, and have been impacted by systemic discrimination and oppression. Specifically:
  • Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color
  • Trans, non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, and Two Spirit people
  • Immigrants
  • Disabled people/People with Disabilities, including people living with chronic illness, HIV, neurodivergence, and mental health challenges
  • People over 25, as non-traditionally aged students
  • People living rurally
  • People who have experienced or are experiencing housing instability or houselessness
  • People who have experienced or are experiencing poverty
  • Demonstrate financial need and don’t have access to familial or other financial supports

GE-Reagan Scholarship

January 5, 2023

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship offers $40,000 college scholarships for high school seniors nationwide who showcase leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars

  • Earn a $10,000 renewable scholarship - up to $40,000 total - for tuition, school fees, books, supplies, and on-campus room and board
  • Attend an exclusive, all-expenses-paid Scholars Retreat in California
  • Receive support throughout their leadership journeys in college and beyond

Become part of a diverse network of more than 200 student leaders attending college, pursuing graduate degrees, and working in careers ranging from medicine, law, education, business, nonprofit, more. Recipients have been awarded $8.2 million to attend more than 100 college campuses across the country

Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program

December 16, 2022

The 2023 scholarship is now OPEN! The application period is October 18 – December 16. Moving forward, Equitable Foundation has a renewed focus to recognize students who show potential by demonstrating the qualities of leadership, determination and resilience as critical enablers of their future success.

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

December 15, 2022

North American Van Lines, one of the leading long-distance moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and cross-country moving industries. We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come.

Because of this belief, we are proud to announce our first annual Logistics Scholarship contest. Three lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice.

Science Ambassador Scholarship

December 13, 2022

A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Applications close December 13th, 2022 at 11:59PM CST.

Tribal Scholarship Resources

various deadlines

This huge booklet contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI to benefit from this book.

CITC Tribal Higher Education Scholarship

December 1, 2022

TCF administers the CITC Tribal Higher Education Scholarship with Alyeska Match funding program for degree-seeking students. Applications for winter/spring 2023 term funding should be returned to TCF via email to by 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2022.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation

December 1, 2022

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide four-year need-based merit scholarship providing each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college deb-free, providing up to $6,000 each semester. After graduation from college Hagan Scholars can apply for a two-year extension of their scholarship to attend graduate school or a professional school, receiving $6,000 each semester.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must attend an eligible public high school
  2. Must have achieved a 3.5 GPA
  3. Must enroll in an eligible college or university
  4. Must maintain a 4 year or less graduation schedule
  5. Applican'ts Adjusted Household Income reported for Federal Income Tax Purposes must not Exceed $85,000

For more information visit

Aim High Flight Academy

November 30, 2022

United States Air Force (AHFA) will sponsor a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and learn to fly at a partner university.  AHFA is for high school students, ages 16 – 18 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. Once selected for the Aim High Flight Academy, students will have an opportunity to live, dine, enjoy and learn how to fly an airplane at a partner university. Participants have the opportunity to live, dine, study, have fun and learn to fly while earning a certificate of completion.  You’ll experience first class university Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized flight, ground and simulator training curriculum.  In addition to training, the USAF sponsors comfortable campus living arrangements, access to school services such as dining, fitness and recreation facilities.  The university will provide FAA curriculum, in-the-seat aircraft practical experiences to stimulate your interest as a professional aviator.  This program does not require military obligations. Applications open beginning of October through December 1st, 2022.

Trumann Picard scholarship for Native American/Alaskan Natural Resource Students

March 10, 2023

$2,500 for college students (number of awards varies per year) $2,500 for grad students and graduating college seniors that are applying/accepted for grad school 

$2,000 for graduating senior high school students

Purpose: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Required Materials: The Education Selection Committee will review and rank only those applicants who completely address each area. Please be specific. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

UAF Nanook Commitment

Apply early; absolute deadline is June 15, 2022

The Nanook Commitment scholarship is a renewable award for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help qualifying students bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of attendance. This scholarship is offered to students based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the admissions application. Students eligible for the Nanook Commitment will have guaranteed assistance towards their cost of attendance.

UAA and Mat Su College

Various deadlines

There are a variety of UAA, University of Alaska, and State of Alaska grants and scholarships available to our students. Some scholarships require an application, some are automatically awarded once eligibility conditions are met after submitting your first application for admission, and some you qualify for by completing specific requirements before graduating from an Alaska high school. Below are a list of scholarships you may see on your UAOnline>Financial Aid Overview screen. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Many of these programs require recipients to meet specific conditions if they are multi-year awards.

Mat Su Health Foundation Scholarships

February 22, 2023

Mat-Su Health Foundation has several virtual scholarship workshops to help students successfully complete their scholarship applications. It is strongly encouraged for applicants to first attend a workshop. Here is a link to the dates and registration for these workshops.

Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) academic scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree programs in the fields of health and human services.  Note: This page is for academic scholarships. If you are looking for a vocational scholarship for non-degree certificate and training programs, please visit the vocational scholarship page linked here.

The goal of the Mat-Su Health Foundation scholarship program is to increase the health and human services workforce in the Mat-Su. Scholarship applications are evaluated based on career choice and financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How to Apply for an Academic Scholarship

  • Please check back here on January 3, 2022 to access a link to the application.
  • You will need to upload several documents in order to complete your application. Before you start, please be sure you have the following documents available:
  • Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) email confirmation. Once you receive your email confirmation, you will need to save it as a PDF or JPEG in order to upload it to your scholarship application. Click here to see a sample FAFSA confirmation email. If you have not yet completed the FAFSA, you must do so before completing your Mat-Su Health Foundation scholarship application.
  • Proof of the Cost of Attendance for the school you plan to attend. This must include tuition, fees, books, room and board, etc. for the upcoming academic year. It can be in the form of a letter from the school you plan to attend or a screen shot from their website listing the official budget for Cost of Attendance, not to include summer course costs.  Click here to see an example of proof of Cost of Attendance.
  • Unofficial copy of your most recent transcript (high school, college or university).

Jackie Robinson Foundation

January 11, 2023

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

Various US Scholarships

Various Deadlines

Link to a variety of scholarships throughout the United States. Each month a new list is published.

SWE Greatland 2023 Scholarships

February 8, 2023

The Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section is pleased to offer one $2,000 and two $1,500 scholarships to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in engineering. Please fill out the attached application and submit to the SWE Greatland Scholarship Committee by Wednesday, February 8, 2023.ELIGIBILITYApplicant must be a young woman who: is a high school senior in Alaska intends to enroll in an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university(engineering programs that are not ABET-accredited do not qualify). ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. ABET-accreditation assures your entry to a technical profession through licensure, registration, and certification- all of which often require graduation from ABET- accredited program as a minimum qualification. Please note that many computer science programs are not ABET- accredited. Please be sure to verify with your collage the ABET- accreditation for any programs you are intending to pursue.

Application found here.

Burger King Scholars

December 15, 2022

Burger King Scholars awards scholarships to not only BK employees and relatives, but to graduating high school seniors.

High school seniors must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Be active in their school, community and/or have work experience

Elks Legacy Award

February 6, 2023

The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. LegacyAwards provide$4,000 scholarships forchildren and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a totalof 350 national awards.The application deadline is February 6, 2023 at11:59 a.m., Central Time.

Going Merry scholarship list (website)

various deadlines

Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid platform. You sign up and are sent scholarships that match your need and post secondary interests.

UAF Nanook Pledge

Rolling deadline; apply first to UAF

UAF Nanook Pledge is a four-year merit scholarship for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students.  Eligibility is based on GPA and test scores.

Mat Su Borough School District List

Various Deadlines

This link brings you to the Mat Su Borough School District scholarship page.  Click "submit" to see all scholarships and their deadlines.

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Various Deadlines

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the college planning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete. Complete each action for a chance to earn scholarships.

SAR’s George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

January 31, 2023

Students (grades 9-12) are eligible to submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. In Alaska, students will first compete at the State level and myself and other SAR Compatriots will select the winner. That essay will then be entered into the National competition where the winning essay will earn $5000, a medal, and a trip to a recognition ceremony. 2nd and 3rd place also earn cash awards.

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