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Scholarships by Category

Scholarships for Adult Learners

Beauty School Scholarship

The BeautySchoolsDirectory.com team is proud to offer a $2,500 scholarship for students and professionals changing others’ lives through wellness and beauty. If you’re ready to begin a fulfilling and rewarding career in the beauty and wellness industry or continuing your education to pursue your next career goal, submit your application for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward your tuition and education expenses. The scholarship may be awarded to students currently enrolled in an eligible program, students enrolling within the next year, all U.S. residents (including DACA and international students), and students under 18 (with parental consent.)

Award Amount: 1 award; $2,500

Deadline Date: March 1, 2023

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American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) Foundation Scholarships

The AHLA foundation offers two types of scholarships--self-nominated and school-nominated--totalling $500,000 each year. Applicants, regardless of where they attend school, must be enrolled in a hospitality-related program, such as hotel/restaurant management, culinary arts, travel/tourism and hotel administration. Each scholarship has its own set of requirements.

Award Amount: Varies; $500-$7,500

Deadline Date: March 15, 2023

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College JumpStart Scholarship

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition open to high school, college and non-traditional students. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship that can be used at any college or university in the U.S.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline Date: April 15, 2023

Learn more and apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship.

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Courage to Grow Scholarship

Any college student with at least a 2.5 GPA may apply for this $500 scholarship that recognizes a winner each month. Applicants are asked to write a 250-word essay explaining why they feel they deserve the scholarship.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline Date: Last day of each month

Learn more and apply for the Courage to Grow Scholarship.

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Dr. Angela E. Grant Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship recognizes future scholars who have been affected by cancer and are dedicated to community service celebrating the spirit of life. Applicants will compose an essay outlining their personal achievements and career goals. Applicants must also be cancer survivors who are actively pursuing or planning to pursue a college education.

Award Amount:  Up to $5,000

Deadline Date: May 1, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Dr. Angela E. Grant Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts

Frame My Future Scholarship

How do you envision your future? Whether through photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. No essay required.

Award Amount: 4 awards; $500-$6,000

Deadline Date: March 1, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Frame my Future Scholarship.

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L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Scholarship

L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience. Entrants retain all publication rights. 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, photo and design software, and the use of photography in the illustrations are accepted.

Award Amount: 3 awards; $500-$5,000

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

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Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to Asian American college sutents pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communication fields. This award provides $1,000 toward college tuition and fees.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline Date: May 31, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship.

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity

Library and Information Technology Association/Library Systems and Services Scholarships for Underrepresented Groups

The ALA Spectrum Scholarships are geared toward students from groups that are currently underrepresented in the library profession and are awarded to graduate students pursuing their Master's or Doctorate in Library Science. Some scholarships also award $1,500 in professional developentt funds.The underrepresented groups are listed as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

Award Amount: 60 awards; $5,000

Deadline Date: March 1, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Library and Information Technology Association/Library Systems and Services Scholarships for Underrepresented Groups Scholarships.

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Black at Microsoft Scholarships

BAM is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology. The $5,000 awards can be renewed for a total of $20,000. Applicant qualifications: U.S. based high school senior of African descent Plan to attend a 4-year university immediately following graduation Plan to pursue a bachelor's in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs.

Award Amount: 50 awards; 45 awards at $2,500; 5 awards at $5,000

Deadline Date: March 15, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Black at Microsoft Scholarship.

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Shell Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Shell Company Scholarships have been created to provide financial and career assistance to graduating high school seniors who have expressed an interest in the energy industry and demonstrated an aptitude in mathematics and science. Applicants must: Plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors: geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering, at a specified institution Be lawfully authorized to work full-time in the U.S. without any form of sponsorship Self-identify as Black, Hispanic/Latino. American Indian or Alaska Native.

Award Amount: 20 awards; $2,500

Deadline Date: March 15, 2023

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National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Scholarship Programs

The Shell Company Scholarships have been created to provide financial and career assistance to graduating high school seniors who have expressed an interest in the energy industry and demonstrated an aptitude in mathematics and science. Applicants must: Plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors: geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering, at a specified institution Be lawfully authorized to work full-time in the U.S. without any form of sponsorship Self-identify as Black, Hispanic/Latino. American Indian or Alaska Native.

Award Amount: 20 awards; $2,500

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

Learn more and apply for the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Scholarship Programs.

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American Indian Services Scholarship

The AIS Scholarship is intended to open the door of opportunity for Native Americans. Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enroll in a university, college, junior college or technical school. They must also be at least a one-quarter enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe or descendant of an enrolled member. Graduate studies are not eligible for this scholarship. To apply, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and have completed the FAFSA.

Award Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Ongoing

Learn more and apply for the American Indian Services Scholarship.

 

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing Health Careers

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

The Army Nurse Corps Association offers scholarships to students who are enrolled in a grad or undergrad nursing or anesthesia program and who are currently serving or have previously served in any branch of the military. Also available to nursing or anesthesia students who have a parent who is serving or has served.

Award Amount: 1; $3,000

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship.

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Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present two, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.

Award Amount: 2; $5,000

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

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LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present two, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.

Award Amount: 2; $5,000

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship.

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Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship

Gamma Mu Scholarships are awarded to high school and college students within the LGBTQ community who demonstrate a strong academic performance, show leadership qualities and pursue goals to benefit the LGBT community.

Award Amount: No. of awards varies; $1,000-$2,500

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship.

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A Nurse I Am Scholarship

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present two, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.

Award Amount: Varies; Varies

Deadline Date: April 15, 2023

Learn more and apply for the A Nurse I Am Scholarship.

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SOULE Foundation

The SOULE Foundation is designed to create an experience geared to support, develop and promote the educational advancement of LGBTQ youth and young people of color. We work to give LGBTQ youth and young adults of color the tools, advice and support to not just get through college, but to excel in college; have a fulfilled personal life, and design a great career. We provide financial assistance and support beyond tuition to help LGBTQ youth and young adults of color achieve their fullest potential. The SOULE Foundation provides annual scholarships for up to $5,000 to eligible youth and young adults in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree. In addition, based on need, we also provide financial support for books and other school necessities.

Eligibility Criteria:

LGBTQ youth and young adults of color are eligible to be considered for a SOULE Foundation scholarship if they meet the following criteria:

• Have attained a cumulative high school or college GPA of at least 2.5
• Have a high school diploma or GED
• Are enrolled at a U.S. located, accredited college or university as a full-time student.
• Have submitted FAFSA by the deadline
• Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
• Two (2) letters of recommendation (form attached at the end of the application)
• Award Winner/s must be available for photo/video shoot to receive the award.
• Award Winner/s must be available to attend the Soule Foundation Gala.

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

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Scholarships for Middle School Students

Kaplun Essay Contest

The goal of the annual Kaplun Essay Contest is to encourage students to think about their heritage, reflect on their values, and better understand Judaism’s contribution to civilization and culture. We believe strongly in the value of this writing process as a way for young people to explore challenging ethical topics.

Award Amounts: 12 awards; $500-$1,800

Deadline Date: Last day of the month

Learn more and participate in the Kaplun Essay Contest.

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Unigo Monthly Scholarships

Applicants must:

  • be 14 years of age or older at time of application.
  • be a legal U.S. resident.
  • be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

This award is for U.S. students.

Award Amounts: Monthly awards range from $1,500 - $5,000

Deadline Date: Last day of the month

Learn more and apply for the Unigo Scholarships.

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Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.

Students must apply in the 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade, be a resident of Oklahoma, complete a specific high school curriculum, achieve at least a 2.50 GPA both in the curriculum and overall, and abide by certain conduct standards. The federal adjusted gross income of the student's family may not exceed $60,000 for parents with one or two dependent children, $70,000 for parents with three or four dependent children or $80,000 for parents with 5 or more children at the time of application and $100,000 each year the student is enrolled in postsecondary education.

Oklahoma's Promise will pay resident tuition at a public college or a portion of tuition at private institutions or public technology centers in Oklahoma.

Award Amount: Varies

Postmark Deadline: June 30, 2023

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Military Scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

The Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) conducts scholarship programs to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible dependents of military personnel. Students age 23 or younger attending or accepted into an accredited academic institution may apply. The scholarship programs all use the same application, unless otherwise noted.

Award Amount: 15 awards; $5,000

Deadline Date: March 1, 2023

Learn more and apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship.

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Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) conducts scholarship programs to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible dependents of military personnel. Students age 23 or younger attending or accepted into an accredited academic institution may apply. The scholarship programs all use the same application, unless otherwise noted.

Award Amount: 3+ awards; $1,000-$4,000

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship.

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Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

The Army Nurse Corps Association offers scholarships to students who are enrolled in a grad or undergrad nursing or anesthesia program and who are currently serving or have previously served in any branch of the military. Also available to nursing or anesthesia students who have a parent who is serving or has served.

Award Amount: 1 awards; $3,000

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship.

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Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship

The Pat Tillman Foundation identifies remarkable military service members, veterand and spouses, empowering them with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development opportunities and a diverse, global community of high-performing mentors and peers. Our scholars are making an impact as they lead through action in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education and the humanities.

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline Date: February 28, 2023

Learn more and apply for the Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship.

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Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship serves to honor the sons and daughters of military heroes. Applicants must be a dependent child of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who was killed or permanently disabled in a combat mission or training accident. Additionally, students must be under the age of 26 at the time of application. Recipients can apply to renew the scholarship for up to three years, provided that the student is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Multiple

Learn more about the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

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Air Force Ongoing Education Opportunities

The United States Air Force provides educational opportunities to develop even stronger Airmen. They invest time and resources to help student achieve their goals and reach their potential. There are multiple scholarship opportunities for enlisted airmen, officers, medical professionals, law professionals and ministry professionals who intend to advance their career in the Air Force. Awards and requirements vary by scholarship, so be sure to explore the different opportunities on the Air Force Ongoing Education page.

Award Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Varies

Learn more about the Air Force Ongoing Education Opportunities.

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Scholarships for Students With Special Circumstances

 

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

The American Council of the Blind Scholarship program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part time), and be involved in their school/community.

Award Amount: $2,000-$7,500

Deadline Date: February 14, 2023

Learn more about the American Council of the Blind Scholarship.

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Sertoma Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Sertoma's Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program's inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline Date: March 30, 2023

Learn more about the Sertoma Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf.

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Help America Hear Scholarship

The Help America Hear Scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who have a hearing loss, which requires the use of hearing aids or Cochlear Implants in their daily life. The purpose of this scholarship is to help students with hearing loss reach their full potential by giving them the gift of sound. This will further allow the students to build confidence and self-esteem as they prepare for college or vocational school.

Award Amount: Five awards of $2,000 plus state-of-the-art hearing aids

Deadline Date: April 2, 2023

Learn more about the Help America Hear Scholarship.

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American Sign Language Project - Nicholas J. Deleonardis Scholarship

The goal of the Nicholas J. Deleonardis Scholarship is to encourage full-time college students to engage in research leading to noninvasive technologies that will improve communication between Deaf and hearing people. The scholarship funds may cover any portion of tuition, fees and books.

Scholarship program guidelines
To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or full-time graduate student at an accredited four-year university or college in the United States.
  • Have permanent U.S. residency
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
  • Complete the entire application packet
  • Propose a research project involving non-invasive technology that will improve communication between Deaf and hearing people. The project will be completed by the applicant as a part of the program requirements.

Award Amount: $6,000

Deadline Date: April 15, 2023

Learn more about the American Sign Language Project Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM)

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

Joseph James Morelli was a young man, diagnosed with severe dyslexia as a freshman in high school. He graduated from Park City High School and was pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University, when he was tragically killed in a car accident in 2014. Our mission is to honor Joseph's spirit. Through the awarding of scholarships, we recognize students, who like Joseph, struggle with dyslexia, and empower them to be believe in themselves.

Award Amount: $500-$2,500

Deadline Date: February 26, 2023

Learn more about the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship.

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DNA Day Essay Contest

This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to be well-reasoned arguments that indicate a deep understanding of scientific concepts related to the essay question. Open to students grades 9-12 worldwide.

Award Amount: 13 Awards; $100-$1,000

Deadline Date: March 3, 2023

Learn more about the DNA Day Essay Contest.

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Modern Thermal Design Scholarship

Modern Thermal Design, a premier renewable energy company, is looking for eco-conscious students across the US to showcase their ideas to aid them in a greener, brighter future! Submit an 800-900 word essay about the following subject: Climate change is impacting all of us in dramatic ways. If you were the person in charge of finding a solution to present to both the public and private sectors, where would you start and what would you recommend?

Award Amount: 2 Awards; $1,000

Deadline Date: March 15, 2023

Learn more about the Modern Thermal Design Scholarship.

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NSHSS STEAM Scholarship

All students are eligible to apply for high school and college scholarships in the areas of academic excellence, entrepreneurship, leadership, literature, medicine, music, STEM, sustainability, visual arts, and more. Some application deadlines occur during other months of the year.

Award Amount: 10 awards; $1,000

Deadline Date: March 15, 2023

Learn more about the NSHSS STEAM Scholarship.

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Shell Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Shell Company Technical Scholarship and Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship have been created to provide financial and career assistance to graduating high school seniors who have expressed an interest in the energy industry and demonstrated an aptitude in mathematics and science.

Award Amount: Up t0 20 Awards; $2,500

Deadline Date: March 15, 2023

Learn more about the Shell Scholarships for High School Seniors.

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Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship

The Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship will be awarding $1,200 to help deserving science students. Applicants are required to be high school seniors to graduate students in a university, majoring in a science field and pursuing advanced education.

Award Amount: 1 Award; $1,200

Deadline Date: March 31, 2023

Learn more about the Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship.

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Digital Responsibility E-Waste Scholarship

Each year, there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce it.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline Date: April 30, 2023

Learn more about the Digital Responsibility E-Waste Scholarship.

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Rotary International Scholarships and Grants

The Rotary Club operates one of the largest and longest-run private study abroad funding programs offering up to $25,000 in scholarships to fund one year of academic study, room and board, and other associated expenses. Students are named Cultural Ambassadors and are expected to give presentations both on their home culture while abroad and on the culture of their study abroad destination upon returning home. Scholarships are given through local branches.

Award Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline Date: June 30, 2023

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Ongoing Scholarships

The Scholastic Awards

As the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens, Scholastic Awards celebrates teens locally and nationally with awards, exhibitions, publications, and scholarships. 

Awards: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Learn more and apply for The Scholastic Awards.

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund

We’re dedicated to transforming the lives of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions. Talented students from diverse backgrounds may gain access to lifelong rewards by applying to this scholarship fund.

Awards: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Learn more and apply for scholarships through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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