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Scholarship Search Platforms - spent over 200 hours researching over 17 of the most popular scholarship search platforms that are currently available.  
It is divided into seven sections.
2.  The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017
6.  How conducted their research on the scholarship search platforms
7.  Guide to Applying for Scholarships
Preparing and Paying for College Webinar Series sponsored by Wells Fargo

The series and live webinars will launch through February, 2018. The webinars will be recorded and available through the webinar Welcome Center where you can find additional information and register.

• Student loan repayment - Dec 12, 2017

Preparing your student for college - Jan 23, 2018

5 steps to paying for college - Feb 13, 2018


AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA AchievementsmScholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Plus, a $1,000 grant will be made to every scholarship winner's school. Learn more about the AXA AchievementsmScholarship. +

Deadline:  December 15, 2017, or until 10,000 applications have been received. 

Rubincam Youth Award
The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.



High school students in grades 10-12 or between the ages of 16-18. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (nonprint). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This was the only category in the Rubincam Youth Award until 2007.)


Middle school students in grades 7-9 or between the ages of 13-15 years. The award winner receives a $250 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (nonprint). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.

Deadline:  December 15, 2017

Deadline:  December 15, 2017


Footlocker Scholar Athlete 
20 kids will each win a $20,000 Scholarship
Deadline:  December 15, 2017

Burger King Scholars

High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.

Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KING Scholar. Apply today!

Deadline:  December 15, 2017

HomeAdvisor will award a $5,000 scholarship to three students who can devise a creative solution to America's skilled labor crisis - further detailed in HomeAdvisor's 2016 Skilled Labor Shortage Report - by answering two questions:

A) What would be your strategy for solving the labor shortage?

B) What would you do to encourage others to attend a trade school instead of a four-year college?

Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

A full scholarship to attend USHLI's 36th National Conference in Chicago, and a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship (4-year) or $500 scholarship (2-year).

Application Deadline:

Five of the six required documents must be submitted by December 29, 2017, at 11:59 PM CST.


Fall 2018 & Spring 2019; two non-renewable payment is mailed directly to recipient's institution.


Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 36th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL, February 15-18, 2018.

Youth Forward Scholarship


A) What is the area in which you have chosen to volunteer (e.g., homelessness, anti-drunk driving, youth art programs, etc.).? Why did you choose it?

B) How many hours per year / week / month have you volunteered?

C) What are / were your responsibilities as a volunteer?

D) What has been your biggest challenge as a volunteer?

E) What has giving you the most satisfaction as a volunteer?

F) What have you learned from your volunteer position?

How are your interests and career goals in alignment with that volunteer focus, or perhaps not?

A) Looking towards the future, how do you see your activities as "forward looking?" What does "forward looking" mean to you?

B) What change do you seek to foster in the world via your volunteer activities?

C) If you were to come back in ten, twenty, or even thirty, years do you think your volunteer activities would have "made a difference?" How so?

Deadline:  December 31, 2017


NRA Scholarship

Open to students in Grades K-12

What does the 2nd Amendment mean to you?

Deadline:  December 31, 2017
Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Rove Pest Control in Minneapolis is pleased to offer The Rove Pest Control Scholarship application for 2017. This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students and graduates nationwide in the United States of America who have been accepted to a college or university. This award will be presented to a United States student for the following academic year in the amount of $500.00 and will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2018).

Rove Pest Control has an excellent track record in both residential and commercial pest control services in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Although this scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education, special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.

Deadline:  December 31, 2017
Cross Lites Scholarship

The judges will review each essay and pick the top 20 from each level to be posted on Applicants then have the opportunity to invite others to view their essay and to vote for them. The number of votes and shares make up a large portion of the applicant's total score. When the voting period has ended, the winner will be chosen.

3 separate categories for each (High School, Undergraduate, Graduate Students)

1st Place: $4,000.00
2nd Place: $2,500.00
3rd Place: $1,500.00
4th Place: $1000.00
5th Place: $750.00
6th Place: $500.00
3 Lottery Winners win $150 each

Deadline:  December 31, 2017

Discover Student Loan Scholarship

$2,500 Scholarship Award available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017.
Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on
No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.

Easton NFAA Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: December 31, 2017
Scholarship Value: $5,000
Number of Scholarships - 5

Applicant Requirements

1) The maximum amount of all scholarships for the first three years will be $50,000 per year. The goal is to provide 50% of the scholarships to recurve archers and 50% to compound archers. A secondary goal will be to split the scholarships equally between men & women.

2) Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery.

3) Applicants that are not graduating from high school in the current year (JOAD, NASP, junior high, or high school freshman/sophomore archers) may apply.

4) For this group, any approved scholarships will be held by the Foundation until the student notifies the Foundation they are graduating from high school, and the name of the qualified school they plan to attend.

5) High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/university or a technical training college (these are considered qualified schools).

6) Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year.

7) College applicants must be full time students at either a two or four year college or university.

8) Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year.

9) Scholarship recipients must compete in archery during the entire academic year.

10) Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college may apply for training grants.

Picture Keeper Scholarship

The first place winner will receive a $1,500 award, the second place winner will receive a $1,000 award and the third place winner will receive a Picture Keeper Connect.

Deadline:  December 31, 2017

Illustrators of the Future Scholarship

The Contest is open to entrants from all nations. (However, entrants should provide themselves with some means for written communication in English.) All themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcome: every entry is judged on its own merits only. No entry fee is required and all rights to the entry remain the property of the artist.

A. By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules.

B. The Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public. The ultimate eligibility criterion, however, is defined by the word "amateur"-in other words, the artist has not been paid for his artwork. If you are not sure of your eligibility, please write a letter to the Contest Administration with details regarding your publication history. Include a self-addressed and stamped envelope for the reply. You may also send your questions to the Contest Administration via e-mail.

C. Each entrant may submit only one set of illustrations in each Contest quarter. The entry must be original to the entrant and previously unpublished. Plagiarism, infringement of the rights of others, or other violations of the Contest rules will result in disqualification. Winners in previous quarters are not eligible to make further entries.

D. The entry shall consist of three illustrations done by the entrant in a color or black-and-white medium created from the artist's imagination. Use of gray scale in illustrations and mixed media, computer generated art, and the use of photography in the illustrations are accepted. Each illustration must represent a subject different from the other two.

E. ENTRIES SHOULD NOT BE THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, but should be color or black-and-white reproductions of the originals of a quality satisfactory to the entrant. Entries must be submitted unfolded and flat, in an envelope no larger than 9 inches by 12 inches.

F. All hardcopy entries must be accompanied by a self-addressed return envelope of the appropriate size, with the correct US postage affixed. (Non-US entrants should enclose international postage reply coupons.) If the entrant does not want the reproductions returned, the entry should be clearly marked DISPOSABLE COPIES: DO NOT RETURN. A business-size self-addressed envelope with correct postage (or valid e-mail address) should be included so that the judging results may be returned to the entrant

Deadline:  December 31, 2017

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation's most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

UT Dallas students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities. Learn more about our newest McDermott Scholars.

McDermott Scholars have:

  • Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, National Institutes of Health and CERN.
  • Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Marshalls and a Gates Cambridge.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, U.N., NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Deadline:  Jan. 3, 2018

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 4, 2018. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online

Deadline:  January 4, 2018

JFK Library "Profile in Courage" Scholarship


A) The contest deadline is January 4, 2018.

B) Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.

C) Essays must be the original work of the student.

D) John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.

E) Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Topic and Information and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.

F) Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given. 

G) Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified.

H) Essays must have a minimum of five sources.


San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Video Challenge 

This new challenge was designed to give contestants a way to share the story of Texas agriculture through their eyes. Contestants will create a short, original, entertaining video centered around a certain theme focused on educating general patrons at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo about the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. Video submissions will be scored on the overall message, professionalism, commitment to the current theme, and entertainment value. The top 3 finalists will see their videos shared on the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Competitive Events Facebook page. Final rankings will be determined by the number of reactions and shares the videos receive over a specific period of time. For a complete list of rules click here.

Submission Deadline:  January 5, 2018

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.

A complete scholarship application must include: 

a) Applicant's Full Name (nickname in parentheses)
b) Applicant's Home Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)
c) Applicant's Home Telephone Number with Area Code
d) Name of Applicant's School
e) Applicant's School Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)
f) Applicant's School Telephone Number with Area Code
g) Number of Students in Senior Class/Number of Students in School
h) Name and Title of Principal and/or Guidance Counselor recommending applicant

Deadline:  January 15, 2018

Student Voices:  A Conversation About Education
$1000 Scholarship for selected students
Deadline to apply:  5pm, January 17, 2018
Email to learn more

The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital.

Big Country EC will send three students on the 2018 Youth Tour, scheduled for June 6-15. The statewide trade association, Texas Electric Cooperatives, coordinates the trip. The three winners and one runner-up will each receive $1,500 scholarships as well. Students’ parents/guardians DO NOT have to be members/customers of Big Country Electric Cooperative in order to compete in and win the Youth Tour contest.

Students selected for this opportunity will join more than 140 of their peers from Texas and another 1,700 from across the U.S. on this trip of a lifetime. Inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson’s desire to give young people insight into national government, Youth Tour expands participants’ horizons while educating them about government and cooperatives. Electric cooperatives in Texas have participated in Youth Tour since 1965.

The trip starts with a day in Austin, where students begin by touring the Texas State Capitol, Capitol Visitors Center, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas State Cemetery. Activities include seeing a show at the Bullock IMAX and Texas Spirit Theater and dining at the famous food trailers in South Austin.

Once in Washington, students partake in guided tours of historic sites, museums and congressional offices, where they meet with their U.S. representatives. Entertainment opportunities on the trip include seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center and going on a dinner and dancing cruise on the Potomac River. Participants also attend Youth Day, hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, for a day of learning and inspiration.

Students apply by submitting their application and uploading their video to our contest site, which is only available to Youth Tour contestants.

Applications are due January 18, 2018 and videos must be uploaded by 10:00 p.m. January 25, 2018.

Videos will be judged by employees of other cooperatives and Big Country EC will announce winners by February 9, 2018.

Additionally, Big Country EC will donate a grant in the amount of $500 to the school that has the most students submit videos.


Texas Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

Students should contact local TSPE to determine if there are specific requirements for applying for that chapter's scholarship.  

      Joshua Berryhill, P.E.

      Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, Inc (eHT)
      402 Cedar Street
      Abilene, TX 79601


Submissions must be postmarked by or submitted to the LOCAL CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR by  January 19, 2018


17th Annual School Bus Safety Speech Contest

Open to students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Overall winner receives a $1000 Scholarship

Deadline:  January 26, 2018
Texas Student Housing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas, that have not signed off-campus housing leases.

Please note:  Texas Women's University typically does not permit Freshmen or sophomore students to live off campus.  The University of North Texas RESTRICTS freshmen from living off campus as well.  Therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities. 

Deadline:  January 31, 2018
The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students who seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals and other harmful agents from entering the local water supply systems. Backflow Prevention programs are essential to ensure that the water that reaches your home, school or place of business is as safe and pure as it was when it left the water treatment plant.

The ABPA's focus is to have a public educated in the value and need for active local backflow prevention programs. Their goal is safe drinking water through cross-connection control. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of backflow prevention as one component of safe drinking water.

2017 - 2018 Essay Contest Topic:

Explain the relationship between lawn irrigation systems and backflow prevention. How can these irrigation systems be a threat to potable water supplies, and how can the water supplies be protected?

Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Carr P Collins Scholars Program
Baylor University
Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5200 their freshmen year, renewable for three additional years.  To be considered for the program, applicants must meet all university requirements for unconditional admission; have a minimum combined math and evidence-based reading and writing score of 1310 on the SAT or a minimum of 28 on the ACT; have completed a balanced college preparatory program including history, science, and a foreign language; be in the top quarter of their graduating class; and be a resident of the state of Texas.  
Deadline:  January 31, 2018
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Students MUST apply through the FFA website, but they do NOT have to be members of FFA.


Applications must have the endorsement of two farmers.


Deadline: February 1, 2018


Agricultural business management
Agricultural communications
Agricultural economics
Agricultural education
Agricultural engineering
Agricultural extension
Agricultural finance
Agricultural journalism
Agricultural mechanization
Agricultural public relations
Agricultural sales and marketing
Agricultural systems management
Agriculture policy and management
Agriculture power and equipment
Agriscience technician
Agronomy and crop science
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Animal Science
Biological sciences
Chemical engineering
Computer systems in agriculture
Computer Science
Dairy science
Diesel Mechanics
Electrical engineering
Engineering-related degree
Environmental engineering
Environmental science
Equine science
Farm and ranch management
Food Packaging
Food science and technology
Food service management
Food services and hospitality
General ag/ag sciences
Human nutrition
International agriculture
Livestock Management
Mechanical engineering
Natural resources management
Plant breeding and genetics
Plant pathology
Plant science
Poultry science
Public relations
Public service and administration in agriculture
Rural Sociology
Soil conservation
Soil science
Sustainable agriculture
Turf Management
Water conservation
Veterinary Medicine Sciences

The Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) offers twenty $1,000 scholarships across the state to students who have, at some time in their school career, been enrolled in a compensatory education program.

Compensatory Education includes programs such as Title I, Bilingual/ESL, State Compensatory Education (SCE), Migrant and Homeless.  The top scoring applicant in the state will also receive the Wade and Sandy Burroughs Scholarship in the amount of $500.

Scholarship application reminders:

  1. Ensure that letters of recommendation from school officials/staff are submitted on school letterhead as indicated on the scholarship application form.
  2. Make sure all required information is completed.
  3. The ACET scholarship narrative requires that the essay must be written in the space provided on the form, no attachments are accepted, and if typing the essay then please use minimum 10 point font size. 
  4. Mail the completed application with all required information by Friday, February 9, 2018, to:

Cheryl Cunningham

P.O. Box 981

Abilene, TX 79601


Design a Better Future $10,000 Scholarship

Five winners will be selected to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2018 to maximize impact.

ROUND 1 proposal:

    • First 3 stages of design thinking Launch cycle
    • Students submit overall proposal based on the Ford Institute community building principles
    • Applications are selected based on their completion, seriousness, and viability,  and feedback is offered for those approved to move on to round 2.
    • Deadline: February 11, 2018, 11:59 MST


Design and submit your ROUND 2 artifact:

    • Next 3 phases of design thinking launch cycle (all but the final launch)
    • Students submit an artifact representing their progress and learning
    •  Additional feedback is given
    • Deadline: March 18, 2018, 11:59 MST


Design and submit your ROUND 3 reflection:

    • LAUNCH phase of design thinking launch cycle.
    • Students submit a final reflection that shares how their project is doing one of the following: 1) increasing connections, 2)building capacity, or 3) taking community-led action. They also share their ideas for acquiring further funding, in addition to the $5,000 from HGU if selected as the top finalist.
    • Include a video of yourself working on your project
    • Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 MST.


Big Country EC Academic Scholarship – Two $4,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are members of Big Country EC.

Deadline: February 28, 2018.

TFB District Scholarship - 39 scholarships available at $1000 each and 13 scholarships available at $1500 each
TFB Young Farmer and Rancher High School Scholarship - 13 scholarships available at $1000 each
TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship - one scholarship available at $1000
All students applying for the above scholarships must be a member of a Texas Farm Bureau Family, with membership remaining current during the duration of the scholarship.
Deadline: March 1, 2018


Texas Rural Electric Women’s Association (TREWA) Scholarship - Twenty (20) TREWA scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to CURRENT TREWA members and their children.

Applicant or applicant’s parent or guardian must also be a current member or an employee of a Texas electric cooperative such as Big Country EC.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors, full-time college students or adults, who have been accepted as a full-time student to attend any accredited college, university, junior college, community college, trade/technical school or business school of their choice.

Visit for membership and scholarship applications and deadline information (usually early March). 

Directors Memorial Scholarship, Golden Spread Electric Cooperative - $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients who are 1) entering freshmen college or university students and; 2) child or spouse of a Big Country EC member.

Deadline: March 1, 2018.

TTA Foundation Scholarship

Six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 per year will be awarded to students entering college for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please note–special consideration will be given to students who will be pursuing a college degree in fields of study which are of particular interest to telecommunications (such as math, business, education, technology, engineering, and computer science, etc.). The courses of study in high school, extra-curricular/civic activities and demonstrated leadership will also be considered. In addition, special consideration will be given to students who have established financial need.

TTA Foundation will accept a maximum of two qualified applications per high school counselor. 

Deadline:  March 30, 2018

Western Texas College Lineman Training Program Scholarship

BCEC will award two $1,500 scholarships to students enrolled in the program.

Deadline August 16, 2018

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