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GoGrad’s Guide to Writing a Winning Personal Statement: Resource for writing a good personal statement on Grad School applications.

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Consumer Affairs: Website with information about private student loans and financing education. 

International Scholarships.com: An online database with scholarships for both grads and undergrads, specific to location and degree program.

Finaid.org: A useful financial aid and scholarship resource.

Student scholarship search e-book: A very helpful site for graduate scholarship search information and scholarship listings.

GoodCall Scholarship Search: A redefining scholarship search engine. Updated daily and no personal information is required to search and apply for funds.

Career One Stop: A scholarship search engine for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, domestic, and international students.

StudentScholarships.org: Tips and scholarship listings. New scholarships are posted regularly.

SallieMae Scholarship Search: Register to be matched with personalized scholarship options.

Mobility International USA: An online source featuring scholarships and information on how to raise money for education.

Scholarships and Grants for Vocational students: A list of scholarships and resources to help students pay for school.

‘Prestigious’ Scholarships: A database of several outside scholarships.  Search under one of the categories (state, city, ethnicity, etc.), and then look for graduate scholarships.

College Scholarships—Getting matched to scholarships you qualify for: Several databases with lists of various scholarships specific to your major, ethnicity, disability, club, etc.

Scholarship search engines: Many specific to graduate students.

Resources and Scholarships for Specific Populations

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John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship offered to a college student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. Students must write a 500 to 1,000-word essay on one of the three topics listed on the website and submit an official transcript. Deadline: July 15, 2020.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student who has diabetes. Submit an essay based on one of the essay prompts listed on the website. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Regeneration Center Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to students of Southeast Asian descent who are currently studying undergraduate or graduate science, biology or medicine. Appplicants must write a 500-1,000 word essay answering the prompt: "How will the Regen Center scholarship help you in your career goals?" Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Saint Andrew's Society Scholarship: The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York is offering three students the opportunity to pursue graduate study in Scotland. Applicants must be graduating seniors, of Scottish lineage and complete the online application. Deadline: December 14, 2019.

Veteran and Military Family Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to college students who are active duty service members, veterans, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member. Applicants must write a 500-1,000 word essay on one of the topics provided. Deadline: June 15, 2020.

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Adelante Fund: As part of the US Education leadership fund, this foundation offers a variety of scholarships to Hispanic students. 

Affordable Colleges.com Scholarships for Women: This resource lists many scholarships for women in a variety of different fields.

American Association of University Women: Various scholarships for women pursing master’s degrees to fellowships. Deadlines vary.

Black Youth: Scholarship database for African-American and other minority students.

Cancer Scholarship: Various scholarship opportunities for cancer patients and cancer survivors.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program: Program aids international students studying or researching in the United States.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: A list of outside scholarships and resources provided by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Institute of International Education: Fellowships for professors, researchers, and public intellectuals whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries.  Fellowships last for one year, with the potential to reapply for second and third years.

International Peace Scholarship for Women: Up to $10,000 in scholarships for a woman not from the United States or Canada who is studying in graduate school.

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships for Polish-American Students: Scholarships available for graduate students who are US Citizens of Polish descent.

Loan and Scholarship Databases and Information for International Students: 

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund: Grants for women from developing countries seeking to further their education, strengthen their leadership skills, and improve the lives of women and children in developing countries.

Native American Students: The website of the American Indian Graduate Center. Also, www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml has links to other resources.

Open Education Database Women’s Scholarships: A database of scholarships specifically for women, vary by specific interests or field of study. Requirements and deadlines vary.

Scholarships for students with disabilities: Various scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities.

Single Mom Grants and Scholarships: Demonstrates head of household status targeting many mothers with financial need. Varying requirements and deadlines.

Veterans Make Great STEM Teachers: A scholarship for veterans currently enrolled as students, pursuing a degree as a technology and engineering teacher. 

Worthy Women’s Scholarship: Scholarship available to women who are looking to enroll back into college and are in need of financial support. Deadline: December 2, 2019.

Resources and Scholarships for Specific Majors, Future Careers, or Interests

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ABC Fundraising Scholarship: A $1,500 scholarship awarded to students who have experience in volunteer or fundraising work. Applicants must complete a Volunteer Verification Form (provided via link) as well as craft a 800-1,000 word essay reflecting on their volunteering/fundraising experience, how it's shaped them as a person, and how they plan to continue their work in the future. Essays can include photos, charts or info-graphics where appropriate. Deadline: June 30, 2020.

Antibodies-Online Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to students pursuing degrees in Life Sciences or related fields. Applicants must write a 250 word abstract on why they entered the field of Life Science and what they hope to do with the degree along with a 150 word abstract of their favorite scientific discovery. Deadlines: July 20th, January 20th, (Annually).

BeMo® & SortSmart® Diversity Advocacy Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to fulltime pre-medical or medical students in good academic standing. Applicants must complete both a 6-minute BeMo survey on their academic experience and an online 15-question SortSmart test designed to assess essential key characteristics in becomming a future physician and an advocate for diversity. Deadlines: May 31st (Spring), Oct. 31st (Fall).

Dollar Genie Entrepreneur Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship awarded to students to help them launch their entrepreneurial businesses while in college. Applicants must write a 500 - 1,000 word essay on the listed topic. Deadline: April 30, 2020.

Education.com Scholarship: Bi-annual scholarship opportunities provided to students pursuing early childhood education careers in undergraduate, graduate or professional colleges/universities. Deadlines: June 30 2019, January 1, 2020.

LawnStarter Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student who submits an essay between 500 and 700 words on the following prompt: "What makes you passionate about building a business?" Deadlines: August 20, 2019 (Fall), December 31, 2019 (Spring).

LendUp Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship awarded to students who desire to help and serve their community in tremendous ways. Applicants must write an essay in no more than 500 words outlining interesting projects they've worked on and how these projects have impacted your fellow student body or community. Please include links or references to any relevant materials that demonstrate your accomplishments. Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 31, December 31.

Prosper Shaked Scholarship: This $1,500 scholarship is available, annually, to any applicant pursuing a medical degree. Applicants must write a 650-word essay about their future goals in the medical field. Deadline: August 15, 2020.

Soma Weight Loss Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to students studying within fields promoting the achievement and maintenance of healthy weight - such as dieticians, nutritionists or weight loss counselors. Applicants must write a 500 to 1,000 word essays on why they're studying their chosen field and what good health means to them. Deadlines: March 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

Vida Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship awarded to students pursuing careers in the creative industry inclduing art, calligraphy, sculpting, 3D modeling, fashion designing and more! Applicants must submit an application and write three essays (500-750 words in length) on the topics: "What has inspired your creativity?" "In what ways have you used your creativity to make a positive impact on the world?" "How would winning this scholarship help you build your future?" Deadlines: October 30, April 30 (annually).

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American Psychological Association: Various scholarships and grants for advancing the science and practice of psychology. Deadlines vary per scholarship.

Future Nurse Scholarship: A $1000 for full time students pursuing a career in nursing or any subspecialty of nursing.  Must have completed at least 30 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.  Must submit most recent transcripts; a 1-page essay describing where you’ve been, what motivates you, and your ultimate goals; your resume. Deadlines: August 1 (Fall), January 15 (Spring).

National Research Council Associateship Programs: Funding and opportunities available for Ph.D., Sc.D., and M.D. scientists and engineers interested in performing research with a sponsoring laboratory. Annual deadlines throughout the year.

Psychology Scholarships: A database for prospective, current, and postgraduate psychology students, offering a range of scholarships and grants based on the student’s particular interest. Deadlines vary per scholarship.

Scholarships and awards for community service and volunteering: Various scholarship opportunities for students involved with volunteering or community service.

Social Science Research Council: Fellowships for students studying the social sciences. 

Veterans Make Great STEM Teachers: A scholarship for veterans currently enrolled as students, pursuing a degree as a technology and engineering teacher.

Outside Scholarships, Some with Specific Deadlines

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Embry Law Firm Scholarship: A $1,500 scholarship awarded to students to assist with their expenses. Applicants must create a video no longer than 5 minutes (no shorter than 3) on one of the two topics provided. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Impact on the Community Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to students who been active members in their communities. Applicants must write a 750-1,000 word essay detailing what they did and how it made a difference. Deadline: June 30, 2020.

Insignia SEO $1,000 Scholarship: An annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student who submits an essay of 500 words or more about a creative piece of work that has influenced their perspective on life. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Kidguard For Education Scholarship: A $500-$1,000 scholarship awarded to a student who writes a well thought out, properly researched essay on one of the listed prompts. Open annually. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Live Bearded Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship awarded to a student who makes the best 90-second video explaining why they are the best candidate for the scholarship. Deadline: February 1, 2020.

National Debt Relief Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to students interested in STEM majors (science, technolog, engineering and math). Applicants must come up with a unique way to solve the $1+ trillion dollar student loan crisis through either a video, essay or infographic. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

OppU Achievers Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship awarded to a high school student or at least part time college student in graduate, undergrad, or trade school. Student must be a citizen of the U.S. Scholarship offered 4 times a year with deadlines on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year.

PayDayAllDay Scholarship: A $500 scholarship awarded to students to assist them with their educational expenses. Applicants must create an original video or infographic, along with a 750 word essay on one of the follow topics: "The one thing you need to change in your daily routine to become successful" or "How do I foster my study - work - life balance." Deadlines: April 30, October 31 (annually).

Pro Bike Ninja Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to students to help with educational expenses. Applicants must write a 1,200 + word essay on the topic; "Why fewer children are riding bikes." Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Pro Stock Hockey Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship awarded to students to assist with educational expenses. Applicants must write a short summary telling the scholarship judges about themselves (space provided on the scholarship application). Deadline: August 1, 2020.

SDL Achievers Scholarship: A $500 quarterly scholarship available to any student that is a U.S. citizen, has a GPA of at least 2.8, and is enrolled full time in high school, or at least part time in college, professional, or trade school. Students must submit a 750-word essay or an infographic on one of three topics: “The event that significantly changed my life”, “best methods of diversifying your education background”, or “meaningful decisions that impacted my personal development”. Deadlines: June 28, September 28, and December 28, 2019 (each for one quarterly scholarship).

Simmrin Law Group Scholarship: A $1,500 scholarship awarded to students who are passionately pursuing their entreprenuerial dreams. Applicants must write a 500-1,000 word essay on one of the topics provided. Deadline: June 15, 2020.

SuperMoney Financial Literacy Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship awarded to students passionate about helping people improve their financial health and well-being. Applicants must write a 400-600 word essay on the given prompt. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

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Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship: A $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student who writes two short essays of 250 words each that discuss the future of the automobile, modern transportation, and the infrastructure of America, while including a portion set aside to talk about the student and his or her experience at working with peers and or analyzing data. This scholarship has four potential deadlines to be aware of: Deadlines: June 1, September 1, and December 1.

Institute for Humane Studies Scholarships: Scholarships for students passionate about the ideas of liberty. Various amounts offered.

KNR Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship for a student who develops a plan to persuade young adults from texting and driving. Accepting a variety of media. Specific GPA requirements and recommendation required.

Staver Law Group National Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship awarded to a student who writes a 300-500-word essay exploring how personal injury lawyers play a role leading safety initiatives by helping those injured and how you as an individual can promote personal and community safety into your everyday life. Deadline: December 1, 2019.

Study Abroad Scholarships

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NSEP: The National Security Education Program provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Recipients of this scholarship commit to seek careers in the federal government.

CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN): The GAIN Scholarship was developed to aid in diversifying study abroad by providing opportunities for students who are economically challenged, from diverse backgrounds or underrepresented fields of study. Deadlines vary per semester.