College Planning - Scholarship Information

Thousands of scholarship opportunities are available through many websites.

Students and parents are advised to search the following free sites for information and applications: www.scholarshipexperts.com, www.scholarships.com, www.studentscholarships.orgwww.meritaid.com, www.collegeprowler.com, www.cappex.comschoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory, get2college.orghttps://www.raise.me/, https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-searchHighFiveScholarships.comGoingMerry.comMyscholly.com, Niche.com/colleges/scholarships, https://edubirdie.com/blog/scholarships-for-women and www.fastweb.com.

Helpful links for parents & students; 

Common Application Need to Know; https://www.commonapp.org/plan/for-parentshttp://blog.commonapp.org/category/essay-prompts/

Financial Aid Tips; https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/webinar-financial-aid-tips-info-students-families

FAFSA; https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/webinar-completing-fafsa-what-you-need-to-knowhttp://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/11-common-fafsa-mistakes/

University & College Scholarships

Baptist College of Health Services

Belhaven University

Belmont University

Colorado Christian University

Delta State University

Millsaps College

Mississippi College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rhodes College

SCAD Day Savannah

University of Alabama

University of Alabama-Birmingham

University of Mississippi

Vanderbilt University

Community Scholarships

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program; For students who exhibit a strong commitment to complete a career or technical program, critical financial need, and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Deadline: Rolling deadline

“No Essay” Scholarship; Create an account with Niche for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship. Deadline: September 30

70th Infantry Division Association Scholarship; Scholarship for the relatives and spouses of those who have served, or are currently serving, under the colors of the 70th Infantry Division. Deadline: After graduation but before August 31

Cameron Impact Scholarship; scholarships for students with high academic achievement who have a stated goal of public service and/or demonstrated active participation in community service. Deadline: September 11

The Gates Scholarship; scholarship for exceptional, pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Awarded to 300 top student leaders with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Deadline: September 15

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship; A free quarterly drawing for college scholarship money. To become eligible, become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. Deadline: September 15 and September 30

DoSomething; DoSomething provides an opportunity for students to win easy scholarships through volunteering (no GPA,essay, or recommendation required . . . ever). Deadline: Rolling

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarshipseniors who have demonstrated perseverance in adversity. Deadline: October 26

YoungArts Scholarship; Scholarships for student artists in film, design, music, dance, photography, visual arts, theater, and writing. Deadline: October 16

United States Senate Youth Program; To apply, students must complete application package. The application process has been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US Bank Scholarship; Undergraduate students (minimum of 6 credit hours per semester) enter for a chance to win a $20,000 scholarship. Deadline: October 30

Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation; scholarships based on students' capacity to lead, succeed in school, and make an impact on their schools and communities. Deadline: October 31

CARiD Scholarship; Submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen, etc. Deadline: October 31 and April 30

National Rice Month Scholarship; Create an original video about US rice and the importance of rice to your state. Deadline: October 31

Voice of America Scholarship; Applicants must write and record an essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year, that's "What Makes America Great." Deadline: October 31

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition; scholarships focused on academic strength, demonstrated community leadership, and financial aid. Deadline: November 5

Prudential Spirit of Communityexemplary community service. Deadline: November 5

Women in Aviation Scholarships; Scholarships for members of the Women in Aviation association who have a passion for aviation. Deadline: November 12

Cooke College Scholarship Program; undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. 

Great Value Colleges Community Service Scholarship; Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and 40 hours of community service under their belt are eligible to apply for this scholarship, which also requires two letters of recommendation and an essay. Deadline: November 15

Advancement of Women in Sports and Entertainment Scholarship; Scholarships for women pursuing a degree in Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies or Journalism. Deadline: November 17

eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship; Applicants must submit a short video of less than three minutes that covers why you are passionate about being an entrepreneur, why you are drawn specifically to internet business. In addition to the scholarship award amount, winners will receive training in running an internet business. Deadline: December 1

Dell Scholars; Scholarships for students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education. The Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to our Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. Dell offers students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success. Deadline: December 1

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team College Scholarship; Have a minimum 2.8 GPA and submit a 500- to 750-word essay to qualify for this award. The essay should detail how you are driven to innovate, how you plan to influence progress on any level in any space or how you have already affected positive change with creative thinking. Deadline: December 1

Military Child of the Year Award; The Military Child of the Year Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership, and achievement in their communities. Deadline: December 9

Houzz Scholarship Program; Scholarships for students enrolled in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs at the undergraduate or graduate level. Deadline: December 15

James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Program; scholarships for students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, etc. Deadline: December 15

Free Speech Essay Contest; free speech curriculum materials to enrich classroom instruction on the First Amendment. Deadline: December 31

Ron Brown Scholar Program; honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. Deadline: January 9

SACAC Horizon Award; This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.  Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable. Deadline: January 15

Purpose Challenge; Students must submit essay and have the option to use tools to help discover their purpose in life as they pursue their education. Deadline: February 1

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund; Scholarships for students who practice classical/traditional art in the mediums of painting, drawing from figure, landscape, and composition. Deadline: February 1

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship; Submit a 500- to 1000-word essay describing the impact you have made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. You must also submit two to three photos of your volunteer efforts. Deadline: February 1

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship; Scholarships based on academic merit, with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0 and renewal conditional upon maintenance of a 3.25 GPA. Deadline: February 15

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship; Scholarship for young volunteers who have dedicated 100+ hours to serving veterans. Deadline: February 28

“Inspire Our Future” Scholarship; Scholarships for students studying to become a teacher, or pursuing a career in direct student education. Deadline: April 1

BHW Scholarship; Scholarships for women who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM. Deadline: April 15

Carrington-Philbert Scholarship; A one-time scholarship for entering African American U.S. college freshmen. Applicants may be attending a community college or 4-year college. Deadline; May 1

Young Farmers Scholarship Foundation; Must attend a Mississippi college or university; show need for financial assistance, academic ability, and leadership qualities; Must be pursuing an agriculture related major Deadline: June 1