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Scholarship Opportunities

The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school.

Financial aid is money that helps you pay for higher education. Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have special talents, skills, or who have earned good grades. Need-based financial aid is given to students who demonstrate that they have financial need. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.

HEFS administers the District of Columbia’s state-level higher education grant program: the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in additional to the merit based grant the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).  HEFS also provides students with information and resources on scholarships to help fund their college education.

Eligibility Requirements:


  • The applicant must have completed secondary school/high school education.
  • The applicant can be a citizen of any country or region.
  • You must have applied for a postgraduate or undergraduate course in any subject of your choice with an accredited college/institution/university in the world.
  • The applicant must have completed at least one term in the respective course.

Deadline: Before May 15th of every year.

Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31


Application Information:


Applicant must be currently seeking a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree as a full-time student in the field of business at an accredited institution. Business can include (but is not limited to): accounting, advertising, business administration, economics, finance, human resources, international relations, management, political science, public relations, etc. Minimum 3.0 GPA and good standing in program required. Applicant must fill out the AfterCollege application and complete their profile which will be the criteria (with specific emphasis on the personal statement) used to determine the recipient of the award.



Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31 Minimum GPA: 3 Study Areas: Business


Contact Information:

(Email) (Telephone) (415) 263-1300


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.


To enter, students must write a 750-word essay, or infographic on one of the following topics:


•The Event That Significantly Changed My Life

•Best Methods of Diversifying Your Education Background

•Meaningful Decisions That Impacted My Personal Development

After writing your essay, please send it to All essays must be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format with all required documentation.


Deadline: Winners are selected Quarterly, with application submission deadlines on March 28, June 28, September 28, December 28.

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Must be Citizen or permanent resident of Australia, Canada or USA
  • Must have completed High School / Secondary School graduate
  • Must have completed at least 1 term of undergraduate course from an acclaimed College/University
  • Should be 18 years of age or above
  • Pursuing or planning to pursue a course in Computer Engineering, Computer Science (B.Tech, M. Tech. B. Sc., M. Sc, or M.S.) or IT from an accredited college/university


How To Apply?

To apply for this scholarship program, the students need to submit a wireframe of a mobile game with excellent UX and UI which can work on Android and iOS both.


You can email the wire frame in the form of PDF and above mentioned details on before 15th May of every year.

Eligibility Criteria:


  • The applicant should have enrolled or planning to enroll for undergraduate or postgraduate engineering course (for, eg. B.E, B.Tech, M.E. M.Tech) with an accredited college/university.
  • The applicant should be at least 18 years of age while applying.
  • The applicant should have completed High School / Secondary School education.
  • The applicant should be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, USA or Canada.
  • While applying, the applicant should have completed at least one term of college/university engineering course after completing high school or secondary school education.


To apply for this engineering scholarship program, you need to submit a project relating to your course of study. This project can be in the form of a thesis, video, or a project report which is a combination of text and images. 


Send this project through email on: before 15th May of every year.


The scholarship awards $2,000 to one student each year to cover education-related expenses. We are ambitious about doubling this amount for next year’s scholarship program.


  • Eligibility: Open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Application Deadline: Submit your application by August 30th, 2024.


To apply for Super Easy Storage Scholarship, follow these simple steps:

  1. Essay Topic: Write an original essay of 500+ words on the topic “The advantages of mobile storage over traditional self-storage”
  2. Submission: Email your essay to by the deadline. The essay must be submitted in Word format; PDFs or Google Docs links are not accepted.
  3. Required Information: Include your full name, university name, phone number, and email address with your submission.
  4. Originality: Your essay must be unique and creative. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.

Eligibility Requirements:


Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.

- Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.

- All fields of study and GPA's will be considered.


How to Apply:

To apply, submit an essay of 500-1000 words sharing your story based on the questions below. Applications will be reviewed with impact in mind. We’re looking for applicants with tremendous passion and drive for big dreams, where winning the scholarship would bring them meaningfully closer to achieving their goals.


Deadline: The scholarship is awarded twice a year. The two application deadlines are June 30th and December 31st.

All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.


  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA or a specific major.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.


Deadline: All applications must be submitted by September 15, annually.

Eligibility Requirements:


  • Applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university.
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Applicants should be an underrepresented minority majoring in a STEM-related subject or a high level of interest in the STEM field. If selected, there will be verification of minority status via school or other.

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency.

If selected as a scholarship recipient, you will receive a wide array of benefits, including:

  • Tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees and books
  • Daily allowance for meals and incidentals during summer tours
  • Reimbursement for transportation costs between school and Washington, DC
  • Annual salary
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Federal retirement plans
  • Paid time off, as well as sick and holiday leave


Because the CIA invests in scholarship recipients, accepting an offer means continued employment with the Agency for a specified time frame.

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
  • You may be a senior in high school, or an undergraduate student who is currently a junior, freshman, sophomore or senior who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the fall. If you will have graduated with your undergraduate degree by the fall then please apply for the (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship if appropriate.
  • GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required)
  • May be attending on campus or online.
  • May be attending full time or part time
  • May be attending in the US or Internationally
  • You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university.
  • If awarded: the award will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books.

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.”
  • You may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate or post graduate student to be eligible.”
  • GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required).
  • May be attending on campus or online.
  • May be attending full time or part time
  • May be attending in the US or Internationally
  • You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university.
  • If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books

If you have enrolled for any engineering course, whether it is mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering or even agricultural engineering, this scholarship program is there to aid you financially. On winning this scholarship, you get $5000 as a reward which you can use against your tuition fees and other expenses related to your education.


For eligibility criteria, application process and more details please visit:  


Deadline: 15th May of every year.

Each scholar will be able to avail the following benefits:


  • Awarded with an annual scholarship award for up to two years for any subject and any college or university across the world.
  • Participate in a fully-funded seminar within the country and globally.
  • Gain mentorship by industry experts to help scholars identify short-term and long-term academic goals. Assistance in successfully reaching those goals through one-to-one meetings, networking, and communication by email.
  • Become a member of the AIS Technolab Global Scholars Alumni community.
  • Participate in experiential learning modules, leadership development training combined with network opportunities with industry experts.


Deadline:  May 15th of every year

Eligibility Criteria For The Program:


  • Students enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the U.S. , Canada, and Australia for completion of undergraduate degree.
  • High school students entering college, current college students, or graduates.
  • No school/ college dropouts are eligible
  • The student must have achieved at least a 3.9 GPA.
  • Applicants must be legal residents or citizen of the United States, Canada and Australia.
  • This scholarship will be awarded to students with majors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science (B. Tech, M. Tech. B. Sc., M. Sc, or M.S.) or IT
  • Should have attained 18 years of age at the start of the program.


Deadline: May 15th of every year

Online Masters Colleges, has put together a comprehensive guide on Scholarships for Women. The guide offers in-depth insights and best strategies for obtaining financial opportunities. 




SSAI is also a proud sponsor of the AMS/Om and Saraswati Bahethi Scholarship, which is named after the founders of SSAI, and is awarded to students entering their final year of undergraduate study.


  • One $2,000 award may be made each year
  • Awarded on the basis of scholarship and participation in SPS to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year of study
  • Supported by Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)



Are you a student currently enrolled or planning to enroll in built environment-related coursework? MCCEI is giving away at least four $1,000 scholarship for the upcoming school year.

• Applicant must be a high school senior planning to enroll in or college student currently enrolled in a built environment-related degree program at a school, or apprentice/trainee in built environment-related training program which is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, community college, technical school or equivalent in the state of Maryland. Applicant must have at least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field.
• Applicant must desire a career in a built-environment-related field. These careers include but are not limited to architecture, engineering, construction management and any of the related skilled trades.
• To be considered, the Application and all attachments must be complete and received by March 31 for the next following academic year. If your school only mails transcripts, please mail to: MCCEI at PO Box 600, Parkton, MD 21120. Official sealed transcripts must also be received no later than May 30. THIS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.


For details visit:

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) offers the annual Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarships to college students majoring in engineering fields that are vital to the work of WSSC.

Up to two new scholarships in the amount of $1000 each may be awarded; one to a Prince George’s County resident and one to a Montgomery County resident.  Winners are eligible for additional awards of $1000 each year for up to four consecutive years as long as residency and grade point average (GPA) requirements are met. Winners also receive priority consideration for paid summer internships at WSSC.




UPE provides funds for four $1,000 scholarship awards to student members of the IEEE-CS.  Students who are interested in applying for these awards need to visit the website of the IEEE-CS for instructions on the submission of applications. 


Email inquiries can be sent to



Essay Prompt: What Does the U.S. Constitution Mean to You?


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university.
  • Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher required.
  • By October 1st, submit the completed application form, essay, and proof of enrollment to, subject line “Scholarship Application.”


October 1st is the annual deadline. Essays received after October 1st will be evaluated for the following year’s competition.

For details visit:


Eligibility Requirements:


· Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States of America (U.S.) or currently living in the United States of America and attending an accredited online university or college.

· Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in IT/tech or an IT-related field.

· Undergraduate students must have finished at least one IT course and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

· Graduate students need to be enrolled in or have finished at least one IT class with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.



Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Must be 18 or younger as of the application deadline to be eligible and have completed a significant piece of work.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States or Permanent Resident of the U.S.
  • Team of two are eligible.
  • Awards are available to 20 recipients, scholarship valued at $50,000
  • Award $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to gifted and high-achieving students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Resident
  • Must be an Incoming Freshman
  • Minimum unweighted 3.75 GPA
  • Pursue an engineering or related science degree
  • Recipient will receive a $1,500 award


Applications for the 2023/24 academic year have closed. Applications for the 2024/25 academic year will open February 1, 2024.



Eligibility Criteria:


  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled or accepted to an accredited Engineering School or Program within the US
  • Be in (or entering) your senior year of high school
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply
  • Must participate in volunteer work or community service
  • An essay of 500-1000 words discussing one of the topics listed on the website
  • Scholarship Amount $3,000
  • Deadline May 15, 2024

The IFMA Foundation scholarship program has awarded more than US$1.8 million dollars to more than 650 students since the program started in the early 1990s. Scholarship recipients receive a cash award and fully subsidized World Workplace conference travel, registration and participation.

The individual scholarships range in value from US$1,500 to $10,000 and are awarded to undergraduate (2-year and 4-year) and graduate students enrolled in facility management or FM-related (built environment) programs.


For more information visit:

Scholarships are available for every interest.


While a career in construction can be started with little to no debt, BYF has partnered with other organizations to further reduce barriers to training and education.


These craft training scholarships are offered at various levels and for different interests.


For scholarship listings, visit:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen 
  • Must be 18 years or older by the Completion of Student’s First College Term 
  • Rising Freshman Pursuing a bachelor's degree in, or Closely Related To, One of the SMART STEM Disciplines 
  • Graduated High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Maintain a College/University 3.0 GPA 
  • Ability to Complete Summer Internships 
  • Obtain and Maintain a Security Clearance 
  • Accept Full-Time Civilian Employment with the Department of Defense, After Graduation 
  • Scholarship Amount-Full Tuition and Annual Stipend for $30,000 
  • Deadline-Application is open annually August 1 to December 1 

Sage IT is happy to announce a great scholarship grant opportunity of $1000 that will be awarded semi-annually with the winner of the next edition to be announced on World Down Syndrome Day March 21, 2024.


The deadline for submissions is: March 3, 2024.


More information about our scholarship program is available at:


You can email: for more information.

The City of Mount Rainier 2024 -2025 Youth Scholarship Program for residents of Mount Rainier is accepting applications.




* Must be a resident of Mount Rainier for at least one year.

* Have a 2.5 GPA.

* Must be entering to be enrolled in a post-secondary education, technical or vocational institution for higher learning in the United States.

* Complete application & requirements must be submitted on or before May 10,2024.


For more details and and to download the application form, please visit:


Eligibility Criteria:


  •  Enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate or undergraduate program within the United States.
  •  Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  •  Demonstrate a commitment to their education and career goals through their coursework and extracurricular activities.

Application Process:


  •  Write an essay of 600–1000 words on a provided topic.
  •  Complete the online application form.
  •  Upload essay in PDF format.


Award Details:


  •  Application Deadline: April 24, 2024
  •  Award Announcement: May 20, 2024
  •  Award Value: $1,000.00


 Find more details and the application form on the Gregory Bied Scholarship website (

The Southwest Airlines Community Scholarship benefits students who are pursuing higher education and have career interests in the airline industry.


Eligibility Criteria:


  • Applicant must demonstrate a career interest in the airline industry, including but not limited to frontline operations, customer service, aircraft maintenance, dispatch, engineering, flight operations, finance, technology, human resources, marketing, sales, or communications.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or previous high school graduate (having received a diploma or equivalent).
  • Applicant must be 24 years old or younger at the time applications are due.
  • Applicant must attend or plan to attend a first post-secondary degree or certificate program at an accredited vocational, community/junior college, or undergraduate institution in the United States in the upcoming academic year.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 (unweighted) scale. Please review this guide for instructions on converting your GPA to a 4.0 scale. GPA should be rounded to two decimal points.
  • Students who receive scholarships from any other source(s) which fully cover the cost of tuition and books are not eligible for this award.
  • Applicants may not be current Southwest Airlines Employees, dependents of current Southwest Airlines Employees, or company officers.



Pilzer Klein, PC. is happy to present the $2,500 worth Fighting Cancer Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a student diagnosed with or recovering from cancer who best details their experience with their diagnosis and their hopes for the future. Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • Have personal experience contending with cancer, i.e. a recent diagnosis and/or childhood diagnosis.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Write and submit an essay responding to the topic described.


The deadline for submission is June 15, 2024.




The KeyRealSeo Scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to students who are committed to their education but are constrained by financial limitations. We believe in making education accessible to all, ensuring that every aspiring student has the opportunity to chase their dreams and reach their full potential.

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university for the current financial year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • Must provide your written essay (PDF/Word format preferred) by the deadline of June 30th, 2024.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA score.



Industrial Access, Inc. will award a $3,000 scholarship to one student that is or will be enrolled in an engineering school or field of study. As an advocate of higher education, Industrial Access, Inc. is looking forward to helping a dedicated engineering student with their academic finances in the upcoming 2024/25 school year.


Application Link: Amount: $3,000Sponsor - Industrial Access, Inc. 

Major: EngineeringDeadline: May 15, 2024



The Lance Bradford Scholarship offers a $1,000 grant to help undergraduate and graduate students in the United States with their academic endeavors.


Key Points:

- Be a US citizen or permanent resident.

- Be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States.

- Pursue a degree in a STEM-related field.

- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

- Application Deadline: May 30, 2024


For details, visit:

The TowerCares Foundation offers an annual college scholarship program for STEM majors. Up to 30 scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded. The scholarships must be used for tuition and tuition-related expenses at accredited institutions and are made payable to the college or university.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements*:


  • The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Foreign Language Linguistics major.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and reside in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania or Virginia.
  • Must be attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university full-time for the current academic year.
  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Applicant is not a previous TowerCares scholarship winner.

How to Apply:

The application period for the 2024-25 Scholarship Program begins April 1, 2024 and ends May 15, 2024. Only online applications will be accepted.


Visit to register and apply


Military Scholarships

Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, veterans, their spouses, or dependents who are currently attending four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. (not community colleges) and enrolled as full-time students in an eligible degree program. 


Active-duty personnel or veterans enrolled as full-time freshmen are eligible to apply; spouses or dependents must be at least second-year students enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.

Are you majoring in Computer or Electrical Engineering? Looking for $30,000 a year to pay for college? If so, maybe the Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) can assist you in reaching your goal! Stop in the Financial Aid Office for an application.

  • AMVETS Scholarship - $1000 is awarded annually for 4yrs to those awarded with this scholarship. It’s specifically for children and grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty members and Guard/Reserves. Students also must currently be High School seniors.
  • Scholarships for Military Children  - This scholarship is awarded by the Commissary and funded by its contributors.
  • Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund - All children of active duty, retired or reserve Chief Petty Officers are eligible rather they are natural born, adopted or step children.
  • Hero’s Legacy Scholarship - This is specific to children of a parent who has fallen in battle or have100% disability compensation.
  • Open to all students pursuing post-high-school education
  • $1,000 award (1 per quarter, 4 per year)
  • Application deadline is December 31 (round 1) and March 31 (round 2)
  • Scholarship application link:

Hill & Ponton is pleased to be supporting veterans as they further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans. Each year, four scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to the strongest candidates.


Following active duty service, many United States military veterans choose to earn a higher education degree. This path can help former military service members adapt to civilian life and launch a fulfilling future, whether through a community college or state university. However, what if you can’t afford the tuition?


Financial aid and military scholarships can help veterans and their family members pursue their educational goals. The specifics of this financial support varies per scholarship award, yet most offer tuition assistance up to a certain monetary amount. Student loans and financial aid may help with payment as well, depending on the applicant’s financial need.


Application Deadlines: May 1st and November 1st of each year.


Share a scholarship

This is a link where students, faculty and staff contribute scholarships that they have found. If you find something that may be of interest please email with the name of the scholarship, application website,  and due dates.

The (ISC)² Foundation is proud to help open doors to future information security professionals with scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Find out how to make a life changing move that will help put your career in the fast lane!

AAAS Science & Technology provides professional development opportunity to Doctoral students interested in learning about the science-policy interface while applying their scientific and technical knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policy realm.

The Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program (formerly Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Fund) provides need-based funding for eligible DC residents earning their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree at select area colleges and universities.

The program is a last-dollar award designed to fill the gap between a student’s financial aid package and the cost of attendance. Recipients of Mayor’s Scholars funding can receive up to $4,000 per year, for up to 4 years for an associate’s degree, and up to 6 years for a bachelor’s degree. The funds are available first-come, first-serve, and you must re-apply each year. There is no guarantee you will receive funding, as funds are only available until they run out.

The application is available on the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education website

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Scholarships for graduate students are available.

Capitol Technology University launched its Blue Ribbon Programs in the Fall 2015 semester.

  • Blue Ribbon Referral – Full tuition for one master's course given to an alumni or current student in a master’s degree who refers a student to any of the university's  degree programs – undergraduate, masters or doctorate. See the Blue Ribbon Referral form for details on myFA Portal under Forms.
  • Blue Ribbon Scholarship – A $500 scholarship per masters course for three consecutive courses with a 3.0 CGPA or better. Scholarship can be renewed with a new application. See the Blue Ribbon Scholarship application for details on myFA Portal under Forms.

Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, launched the new go-to destination for graduate school scholarships. Sallie Mae’s free Graduate School Scholarship Search is now available to current and prospective graduate school and professional students and is home to more than 850,000 graduate school scholarships worth more than $1 billion.

Getting started is easy; students register free of charge, fill out a profile that can be updated at any time, and start searching. The tool responds with matches that identify relevant scholarships and their award amounts, application requirements, and deadlines. In addition, Graduate School Scholarship Search automatically will send updates when it identifies new matches.