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Over 45 April Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

Put an extra spring in your step and money in your college fund with these amazing scholarships! We have nearly 50 awards with deadlines this month.

Spring is finally here! Before you know it, high school seniors will be receiving admission decisions, juniors will be taking the SAT, and everyone will be studying for finals. There’s a lot going on this time of year, but even with a busy schedule, it’s never a bad time to search for scholarships. Give yourself a financial boost by applying for the awards you’re eligible for before their deadlines this month. Good luck!

Scholarships for high school students

  • American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship: The High School Senior College Scholarship Contest is open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college or trade school. This scholarship is not based on financial need and awards are given out to 10 winners. Awards: $2,000; Deadline: April 1
  • MES Foundation Scholarships: The Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship is available to Maine high school seniors with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years of schooling. The number of students awarded changes from year to year; 10 students will be awarded in 2022. Awards: Up to $20,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Mitchell Institute Scholarship: Graduating high school seniors from Maine who are involved in their communities and have demonstrated financial need are eligible for this award. Applicants must be full-time Maine residents, attending an in-state public school, and intending to pursue a two- or four-year degree. The award is granted in four installments of $2,500. Award: $10,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Peters Foundation Scholarship: High school seniors who are pursuing Environmental Studies, Conservation, or Forestry and planning to attend a Christian college in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, or Wisconsin can apply to this scholarship. Winners will receive the award in installments for four years of higher education. Awards: Up to $20,000; Deadline: April 1
  • V&E Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school seniors from Austin, Dallas, or Houston, Texas, who are members of historically underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in the legal profession and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants must have an interest in pursuing a career in a law firm setting, have financial need, be in the top 20% of their class, and have a 1100 combined SAT score or a 22 combined ACT score. In addition to the scholarship, winners will receive an internship offer, mentoring from V&E attorneys, and reimbursement for LSAT prep courses. Award: $10,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Species on the Edge 2.0 Social Media Contest: All New Jersey high school students have to do to win this contest is use social media platforms to promote wildlife conservation. Applicants must contribute a series of eight posts (video, text, photograph, or digital graphic) to enter. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: April 2
  • Joshua L. Anderson Foundation Scholarship: Seniors from Northern Nevada high schools who are baseball or softball players should take advantage of this opportunity. The foundation is awarding 10 scholarships for 2022. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, good academic performance and extracurricular participation, and a strong desire for a college education. Awards: $3,500; Deadline: April 8
  • Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school seniors with a documented learning difference (LD) and/or ADHD who are planning to enroll in a two-year community college, vocational, or technical training program. Award: $5,000; Deadline: April 10
  • Craig D Butler Scholarship: This is a great opportunity for African American seniors who attend high school in Philadelphia or are residents of Philadelphia County. Applicants must be entering a two- or four-year college or a technical school the fall after the scholarship is awarded. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Daniel Triano Scholarship: In honor of a young man who lost his life to a car accident, this opportunity is available for high school senior hockey players from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware who are registered with USA Hockey as both a player and an official. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer on “The Value of Officiating Hockey in My Personal Development.” Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: This scholarship is open to US and Canadian students ages eight to 18 who are currently working on an inspiring service project (or have done so within the past 12 months) that has made an impact on a community in need. Award: $10,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation: High school seniors diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes who are US citizens, managing their diabetes properly, and committed to participating in athletics should apply to this scholarship. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Sharon Melton Meyers Scholarship: High school seniors who are members of SkillsUSA can apply to this scholarship in honor of Sharon Melton Meyers, who was an active member of SkillsUSA for three years. Two awards are given, and students must answer a series of questions about their SkillsUSA involvement as part of their application. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: April 15
  • We the Students Essay Contest: Students ages 14–19 in grades eight to 12, including homeschooled students, are eligible for this non-need-based scholarship. This is a non-fixed scholarship and all students qualify if they’re willing to write an essay. Awards: Up to $7,500; Deadline: April 15
  • Anthem Scholarship: Inspired by Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem, this scholarship is open to eighth to 12th grade students worldwide; exceptions may be made for non-standard school years such as homeschooled or grade conventions in other countries. This non-fixed scholarship requires reading the novel and writing an essay about it. Cash prizes are awarded, and applicants can use the money as they wish. Awards: Up to $2,000; Deadline: April 28
  • The Fountainhead Scholarship: Inspired by Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead, this award is for 11th and 12th grade students worldwide; again, exceptions may be made for non-standard school years such as homeschooled or grade conventions in other countries. This non-fixed scholarship also requires reading the novel and writing an essay about it. Cash prizes are awarded, and applicants can use the money as they wish. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 28
  • Think for Yourself Scholarship: Let Grow’s Think for Yourself Scholarship is open to middle and high school students age 13 and older. Applicants must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident. To enter, students must choose one of five prompts to write an essay of 500 words or fewer. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 30

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship: Lockheed Martin offers high school seniors and undergraduate freshmen and sophomores pursuing degrees at a four-year college a great opportunity to pay for their education. Applicants must be pursuing Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics and have demonstrated financial need. To be eligible, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a US citizen. Two-hundred awards, which are renewable for four years up to $40,00, will be awarded. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Oregon Association of Nurseries Scholarship Program: High school and college students in Oregon who are enrolled in or planning to pursue Horticulture or Botany programs can win this award. Applicants must submit a cover letter that describes their future involvement in horticulture, financial need, and affiliation with the awarding association. Multiple scholarships are offered. Awards: Up to $1,500; Deadline: April 1
  • Gus Archie Scholarship Program: This scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students intending to enroll in a Petroleum Engineering program. This merit-based scholarship typically awards students who are in the top 3% of their class for both grades and standardized test scores. The award will be distributed in $5,000 increments and is renewable for up to four years. Awards: $20,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Walker Williams Wilson Scholarship: African American men are eligible for this award if they are either: a high school senior with a GPA minimum of 2.7 who has been accepted to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU); or a full-time college student at an HBCU with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a short essay or video on two of four provided topics. Award: Varies; Deadline: April 21
  • CARiD Scholarship: US students ages 16–20 who are enrolled in post-secondary education could potentially win one of two awards offered. Applicants just have to submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry. Award: $1,000; Deadlines: April 30 (and October 31)
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals Scholarship: This is a monthly scholarship open to US residents who are 18 or older and planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a college degree program. This is a random drawing scholarship but does require you to submit a short essay of 500 words or fewer. Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 30 (last day of every month)

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship: Female undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Engineering, Biological Sciences, or Physical Sciences can apply for this scholarship. It’s open to women worldwide, with four awards offered. Applicants must submit a brief explanation of their career goals and background as well as a 500–1,000-word essay on one of five provided prompts. Award: $4,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Dairy Shrine Scholarships: Dairy Shrine offers numerous scholarships to college students who are planning a career in the dairy industry related to Agricultural Economics/Accounting, Dairy Consulting, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Extension, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed/Pharmaceutical Sales, Dairy Science, or Dairy Research/Teaching. Scholarships are based on leadership, activities, academic ability, and interest in the dairy industry. Each scholarship varies regarding what grade levels are eligible—from two-year college students to undergraduate freshmen, juniors, and seniors—so check each award’s directions carefully. If your grade-level is eligible for multiple awards, you only need to send your application once to apply for multiple awards. Awards: Up to $2,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Dairy Shrine/DMI Education & Communication Scholarship: Co-sponsored by Dairy Management Inc., this scholarship is open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors at four-year colleges who are pursuing education or communication careers in dairy or food-related industries. Major areas can include Education, Social Media & Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Food Science, Nutrition (Human), and Journalism. Winners are chosen based on leadership, experience, academic ability, and interests in education or communications, and multiple awards are offered. Awards: Up to $1,500; Deadline: April 15
  • EFWA Undergraduate Scholarships: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) offers multiple scholarship opportunities to female US citizen undergraduate students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Accounting. Most awards are either $1,000 or $2,000, with some renewable for up to four years. Awards: Up to $16,000; Deadline: April 30

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to enroll in college as well as current undergraduate, trade, technical school, and graduate students who have been active in movements for social and economic justice. Applicants must provide a personal statement regarding their goals and activities in 1,000 words or fewer. Awards are renewable each year of your degree program. Awards: $15,000; Deadline: April 1
  • WIIT Scholarships: These scholarships from the Association of Women in International Trade are offered to students who identify as female. Applicants must be an undergraduate junior or senior or a graduate student studying all aspects of International Trade, including trade policy, economic development, women’s economic empowerment, and more. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will receive a year of mentorship from a WIIT member, a year-long membership to the organization, and access to an organization learning program based on your application essay topic. Award: $1,500; Deadline: April 1 (and November 1)
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship: This scholarship is open to postgraduate college students who are former athletes or current undergraduates in their final year of college athletics. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate program. This scholarship is awarded three times a year for fall, winter, and spring sports. Awards: $10,000; Deadlines: April 8 (as well as June 3 and January 14)
  • ShearComfort Scholarship: Students enrolled in a vehicle-related Engineering program (Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Production, Electrical, etc.), Automotive Technology, or a similar program at an accredited college or university may apply for this opportunity. Applicants must be either a US or Canadian citizen and submit a 300–600-word essay on technological developments in the automotive industry. Award: $1,500; Deadlines: April 15 (and October 15)
  • Student Loan Hero Scholarship: Student Loan Hero, a Lending Tree company, is offering this opportunity to students ages 18 and older who are enrolled at a college or university in the US. Applicants must submit an essay between 500–700 words on financial challenges they’ve overcome growing up and how it has shaped their career goals. Six scholarships will be awarded. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadlines: April 18 (and October 4)
  • ASID Scholarships: Sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers, these scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Interior Design programs. Five scholarships are awarded, and applicants must submit research papers, portfolios, publications, or other proof of dedication to public health and wellness, education, behavioral science, and other relevant topics. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 20

Scholarships for graduate students

  • Dairy Shrine Kildee Graduate School Scholarship: This graduate-level Dairy Shrine scholarship is open to the top 25 All-American contestants in the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contests, plus the Platinum winners in the past three National Dairy Challenge Contests, for university postgraduate study in a dairy-related field. Students may apply for the scholarship in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study, but the award may not be used for undergraduate expenses. The awards are based on national contest participation, academic standing, leadership ability, student activities, future plans, and interest in the dairy industry. Applicants can potentially win up to two awards. Awards: $3,000 ; Deadline: April 15
  • Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship: Graduate students who seek to make a positive difference in understanding the wilderness and how to protect it can apply for this research award. Applicants must submit a cover letter, an official proposal for the research paper they’ll write, a résumé, transcripts, and two letters or recommendation. Two students will be awarded. Award: $25,000; Deadline: April 23
  • EFWA Graduate Scholarships: These scholarships are open to female graduate students pursuing Accounting degrees. Multiple awards are offered. Awards: Up to $2,000; Deadline: April 30

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • American Nuclear Society Scholarships: These awards are open to graduating high school seniors as well as undergraduate, graduate, community college, and trade school students pursuing STEM degrees and careers in Nuclear Science and Technology. Applicants must be American Nuclear Society members. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 1
  • 1,000 Dreams Scholarship: Women graduating from US high schools, students at two- and four-year colleges, and graduate students are eligible for this opportunity, regardless of citizenship status. This scholarship is designated to be used for educational expenses outside of tuition, room, board, and fees. Applicants must submit an essay explaining what they would use the money for. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 2
  • Lake Swannanoa Community Impact Scholarship: Students of any age who are LSHA members are eligible for this award if they’ve made a significant positive impact on the Lake Swannanoa, New Jersey, community in the last 12 months. Award: $500; Deadline: April 15
  • HireAHelper Skilled Trade Scholarship: Students looking to join a skilled trade should take advantage of this opportunity that’s open to high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational school students. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA to be eligible. Recipients are chosen by a random drawing. Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 16
  • KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans in Cybersecurity: This scholarship is for Black high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students in the United States who are pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity or Information Assurance. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 but can be attending school full-time or part-time, in person or online. Up to $3,000 of the award may be applied to college housing, and winners will also receive a Certification Education Package. Award: $10,000; Deadline: April 18
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship: This monthly scholarship is open to high school and college students who write an essay on an innovative project they’ve designed that makes a difference in the lives of others. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a US or Canadian citizen. Award: $500; Deadline: April 20 (same date every month)
  • Amaze Yourself Scholarship: Landau offers this award to encourage more students to join health care careers. It’s open to all US citizen students ages 17 and older pursuing any degree in health care or science. Applicants must follow Landau Uniforms on Instagram and submit a video or social post answering questions on what career they want to pursue and why. Awards: Up to $2,500; Deadline: April 29
  • E-Waste Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high schoolers in grades nine through 12, undergraduates, and graduate students who are US citizens or legal residents. Homeschooled students are also eligible for this award, and there’s no age limit. Applicants must submit a 500­–­1,000-word essay on digital responsibility. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30
  • ISA with World Strides ScholarshipsMultiple opportunities are available through this scholarship program for studying abroad or traveling during a gap year. Students can travel and have an immersive experience in Australia, England, New Zealand, South Korea, or Spain. Awards:Up to $5,000; Deadlines: April 30 (as well as November 15 and February 28, depending on travel location)
  • MyMozaic ScholarshipMyMozaic’s monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens who are 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30 (last day of every month)
  • Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship: This scholarship is open to US high school seniors as well as two-year and four-year college students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Applicants may be pursuing any major, but one of two scholarships awarded will be given to a student pursuing Business or STEM fields. Applicants must submit an essay between 500–1,000 words. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: Accepted year-round on a rolling basis

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