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Over 60 April Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

Put an extra spring in your step and money in your college fund with these amazing scholarships! We've gathered more than 60 awards with April deadlines.

Spring has finally sprung! Before you know it, high school seniors will be making their final college 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 still important to search and apply for scholarships—especially with the confusion of the 2024–2025 FAFSA timeline. Give yourself a financial boost by applying for these scholarships with April deadlines—no delays here!

Scholarships for high school students

  • Peters Foundation ScholarshipHigh 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 for this scholarship. Applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores and one writing sample; an interview may also be required. Recipients will receive the award in installments over four years. Awards: Up to $5,000 per year; Deadline: April 1
  • AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship: This scholarship for college-bound high school seniors asks applicants to write an essay of up to 1,500 words or submit a video up to four minutes long describing the impact that Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness has had on their lives. Applicants must be US citizens living in the US and planning to attend a US college in the fall. One grand prize and additional runners-up prizes are available. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 1
  • V&E Scholars Program: This program is open to any Texas high school senior from Austin, Dallas, or Houston with an interest in pursuing a career in a law firm setting. Applicants must also have financial need and a strong high school record, be in the top 20% of their class, score 1100 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT, and have a valid Social Security Number. In addition to the scholarship, winners will receive a summer internship offer, mentoring from V&E attorneys, and reimbursement for LSAT prep courses. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship: In honor of the MES Foundation’s founder who passed away in 2011, this scholarship is available to Maine high school seniors who intend to enroll at a two- or four-year degree-granting college or university. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence as well as financial need and submit a personal essay of 300 words or more, plus two letters of recommendation. Ten scholarships are available this cycle. Awards: $5,000 per year; Deadline: April 1
  • Mitchell Scholarship: Graduating high school seniors from Maine who are involved in their communities and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this award. Applicants must be full-time Maine residents, currently attending an in-state public high school, and pursuing a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university. The award is granted in four installments of $2,500. Awards: $10,000 (over four years); Deadline: April 1
  • Daniel Triano Scholarship: In honor of a young man who lost his life in a car accident, this opportunity is available to high school senior hockey players from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware who are registered with USA Hockey as both players and officials in the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on “The Value of Officiating Hockey to My Personal Development.” Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Lou Manzione Travel Hockey Player ScholarshipThis program awards one male and one female high school senior from New Jersey who are registered with USA Hockey and participate on a travel hockey team in the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer about the value of travel hockey in their personal development as well as three recommendation letters and standardized test scores. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: April 1
  • USA Hockey High School Player Scholarship: Two more non-renewable scholarships are available to one male and one female high school senior who are registered members of USA Hockey and participate on a USA Hockey–registered high school team in the AAHA. Applicants may either apply to the Lou Manzione Scholarship or the USA Hockey High School Player Scholarship, but not both. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Joshua L. Anderson Foundation Scholarship: Seniors from Northern Nevada high schools who are baseball or softball players should take advantage of this opportunity. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, good academic performance and extracurricular participation, and a strong desire for a college education. Thirteen scholarships are available this year. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: April 5
  • JCCIA Women’s Division Scholarship: This scholarship is open to young ladies of Italian heritage who are graduating high school this year and planning to enroll full-time at a two- or four-year accredited institution. Applicants must be residents of Illinois and have at least one parent of Italian descent as well as a minimum GPA of 3.0. An essay about Italian heritage, two recommendation letters, and standardized test scores are required, and the recipient must attend the Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show and Dinner in Oak Brook Terrace to accept the prize. Award: $5,000; Deadline: April 10
  • CGCS Bernard Harris Scholarship: Named after the first African American to walk in space, this math and science scholarship program offers multiple opportunities for Black and Hispanic high school seniors from Council of the Great City School districts—a coalition of 75 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems dedicated to the improvement of education for inner-city students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to pursue a STEM field in the fall. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: April 12
  • Craig D. Butler Scholarship: This is a great merit-based scholarship opportunity for Black and African American seniors who are residents or attend high school in Pennsylvania. Applicants must have an average GPA of 3.0 and be entering a two- or four-year college or technical school as a full-time student in the fall of the contest year. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 12
  • Anne Ford Scholarship: The National Center for Learning Disabilities offers an opportunity to high school seniors with documented learning differences (LD) who are enrolling in full-time bachelor’s degree programs in the fall. Students who have ADHD in addition to an LD are especially encouraged to apply. At least one recommendation and responses to three personal questions are required, which can be answered in text, video, or audio format. Award: $10,000 (awarded over four years); Deadline: April 13
  • Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship: Also sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, this scholarship is open to high school seniors with a documented learning difference who are planning to enroll in a two-year community college, vocational, or technical training program, with similar application requirements as the Anne Ford Scholarship. Award: $5,000 (awarded over two years); Deadline: April 13
  • Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship for High School Seniors: This program is designed for current high school seniors with all types of disabilities who are pursuing degrees at four-year colleges and universities in the US or Canada. Applicants must join or log in to the Lime Network and answer one essay question related to living successfully with a disability. Finalists will be asked to provide reference information, and 13 recipients will be chosen. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 14
  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: This scholarship is open to US and Canadian students aged 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. Applicants must be working as individuals to lead their service work; large group work is not eligible. A letter from a lead reference (such as a teacher, librarian, school counselor, youth service official, or religious leader) is required as well as two additional letters of recommendation. Awards: $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 for this scholarship. Awards are renewable for up to four years, and recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: April 15
  • US Stockholm Junior Water Prize: This is the world's most prestigious award presented to a high school student who has conducted a water science research project. The annual competition is open to all students in grades nine through 12 who have reached the age of 15 by August 1 of the competition year. Teams of two may submit research as well, and any student may self-nominate for their state competition. State winners are sent to the in-person national competition in June. The national winner will then represent the US at the international competition held at World Water Week in Sweden in August! Award: $10,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Achievers in Technology Program: Sankofatech is offering high school seniors of African descent more than just a scholarship. Winners will receive the monetary award in annual increments as well as personalized career mentorship, job readiness training, networking opportunities, site visits to tech companies, virtual webinar development training, and academic project opportunities. Applicants must be pursuing a tech career, come from low-income households, and be first-year college students for the upcoming academic year. Awards: Up to $2,000; Deadline: April 27
  • Ukulele Festival Hawaii Scholarship Program: A nonprofit seeking to build public awareness and interest in the instrument, Ukulele Festival Hawaii offers an annual college scholarship to a graduating high school senior and resident of Hawai'i who has a passion for ukulele as well as good character and a history of meaningful community service. Two letters of recommendation, a personal statement essay, and demonstrated financial need are also required. Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 30
  • Think for Yourself Essay Contest: Let Grow’s Think for Yourself scholarship is open to high school seniors aged 15 and older who are US citizens or legal permanent residents who plan to enroll no later than the fall of 2026 in a post-secondary institution, including a two- or four-year college or university, trade school, online, or vocational school program. To enter, applicants must choose one of five prompts to write an essay of 600–800 words. One grand prize and three runners-up will be awarded. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 30

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship: This scholarship is open to US high school seniors as well as two- and four-year college students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Applicants may be undecided or pursuing any major, but one of two scholarships will be given to a student pursuing Business or STEM fields. An essay of 500–1,000 words is required. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • American Nuclear Society Scholarships: These awards are open to graduating high school seniors as well as community college and trade school students pursuing STEM degrees and careers in Nuclear Science and Engineering. Applicants must be American Nuclear Society members; recipients of Incoming Freshman scholarships are required to join before receiving the funds. (Undergraduate and graduate student awards are offered in February.) Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship: Lockheed Martin offers high school seniors and undergraduate first-years, sophomores, and juniors pursuing STEM degrees at four-year colleges 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. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be US citizens. Awards are renewable for four years, with up to 100 recipients chosen. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: April 1
  • American Indian Services Scholarships: This program is open to Native American students pursuing their first undergraduate degree or a professional/technical certificate. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll as matriculated students at a university, college, junior college, or technical school (including incoming first-years) and enrolled members of a Federally Recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Tribe. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester or quarter of college. Award: Up to $2,000; Deadline: April 1 (as well as July 1, November 1, and February 1, depending on when your term starts)
  • The Brower Youth Awards: This is a contest for 13–22-year-olds in North America (including Canada, Mexico, and some Caribbean islands) who are actively leading a project centered around the protection of the Earth. Applicants must submit an online application that asks them to describe their environmental work. Six recipients will each receive a cash prize, a short film produced about their project, and flights and lodging for a week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in leadership activities, workshops, and the awards ceremony. Awards: $3,000; Deadline: April 8
  • Gus Archie Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Foundation, this merit-based scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students intending to enroll in a Petroleum Engineering program. The scholarship typically goes to students who are in the top 3% of their class for both grades and standardized test scores, and it is renewable for up to four years. Recipients must become SPE members once they are eligible. Award: $5,000 per year; Deadline: April 15
  • Walker Williams Wilson Scholarship: Black and African American men are eligible for this award if they are high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.7 who have 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 three provided topics. Awards: Amounts vary; 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. All you have to do is submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: April 30 (and October 31)
  • Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund: This is a great opportunity for students with a strong desire to pursue their first undergraduate degree despite personal and/or socioeconomic setbacks, including teen pregnancy, former incarceration, interrupted schooling, poverty, and homelessness. High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate college students, and students at vocational and trade schools are all welcome to apply. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents 25 years or younger with a minimum 2.0 GPA and a household income of $75,000 or less. Awards: Amounts vary; Deadline: April 30

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 available. Applicants must submit a brief explanation of their career goals and background as well as a 500–1,000-word essay on one of six provided prompts. Awards: $4,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Dairy Shrine Scholarships: Dairy Shrine offers numerous scholarships to college students who are planning careers and graduate study 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 one varies regarding what grade levels are eligible—from two-year college students to current undergraduate first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors—so check each award’s directions and requirements carefully. Awards: Up to $3,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarships: AKA-EAF offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships that are open to all undergraduates, including international students, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority members, and non-members. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate engagement in community service as well as exceptional academic achievement. High school students, first-year college students, and prior recipients are not eligible. Fellowships are also available for groups, organizations, and companies for research, with the same application deadline. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Google Lime Scholarship: This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students with visible or invisible disabilities in the US or Canada who are pursuing Computer Science or Computer Engineering degrees. First-year and international students are also eligible, though current high school students are not. You can apply by logging in to or joining The Lime Network, writing three essays that demonstrate a passion for computer science, and submitting one letter of recommendation. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: April 21
  • Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award: Sponsored by the PRSA Foundation, this scholarship is open to college juniors who are students of color and pursuing a Journalism program, Public Relations studies, or courses preparing for a career in PR. Students of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander ancestry are eligible. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a commitment to service and social responsibility. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • SBB Research Group STEM ScholarshipStudents enrolled in undergraduate and graduate STEM programs full-time at a college or university are eligible for this scholarship, including international students. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer on their most significant STEM experiences and how they'll use STEM principles to improve the world. A total of 12 scholarships are available throughout the year, with one awarded each month. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA Scholarships: The ARS of Eastern USA offers several undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students of Armenian descent attending accredited four-year institutions or pursuing higher education in Armenia. One opportunity is specifically for students from the Middle East attending college in the US. All are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, and involvement in the Armenian community. Awards: Amounts vary; Deadline: April 1
  • WIIT Scholarships: These merit-based scholarships from the Association of Women in International Trade are offered to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who identify as female. Applicants may be studying any aspect 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 the winning essay topic. Awards: $1,500; Deadline: April 1 (and November 1)
  • AWS International Scholarship: The American Welding Society offers this award annually to an exceptional international student pursuing a degree in welding or related fields. Applicants must be full-time international students in undergraduate or graduate welding or related joining science programs and have completed at least one year of study. AWS membership is recommended but not required. Award: $2,500; Deadline: April 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, with 21 awards for men and 21 awards for women during each season. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: April 1 (as well as June 7 and January 8)
  • BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship: This opportunity is open to US and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Financial Services, Math, Physics, or Statistics who have a visible or invisible disability. Applicants must maintain at least a 40% course load and plan to pursue a career in financial services. Award: $10,000; Deadline: April 7
  • Johnson & Johnson Access-Ability Lime Scholarship: Here’s another opportunity that’s open to network members of Lime Connect. Applicants must be current undergraduate, graduate, MBA, or PhD students who are pursuing health- or STEM-based degrees at four-year universities in the US. You must also have a desire to work in health care, be actively engaged in driving disability inclusion, answer three essay questions, and submit one letter of reference. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: April 7
  • Addiction Resource Scholarship Essay Contest: AddictionResource.net offers this writing contest to students 18 and older who are pursuing associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees at a college or university or trade certification at a technical college. An essay of up to 1,200 words about the connection between substance use and mental health among college students is required, with a zero-tolerance policy for AI-generated content. First place and one runner-up scholarship will be awarded. Award: Up to $1,000; Deadline: April 12
  • ASID Scholarships: Sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers, these awards are open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Interior Design programs. Multiple scholarships are available, 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 $12,000; Deadline: April 22
  • Waple & Houk, PLLC Scholarship: This law firm offers a scholarship to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Pre-law Studies or a student entering law school this year. Applicants must be accepted into a program at any US school for 2024, have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and write an essay on a topic of their choice related to an area of law that interests them. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30
  • Sila Foundation Post-Secondary College Scholarship: Students enrolled in a post-secondary school who are pursuing careers in insurance, compliance, or risk management; finance, accounting, or actuarial science; business information; or information technology should apply for this program, which offers 12 awards. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and may be enrolled full- or part-time, but part-time students must also be employed full- or part-time. Awards: $1,250; Deadline: April 30

Scholarships for graduate students

  • Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship: Graduate students who seek to make a positive difference in understanding the wilderness and how to protect it should apply for this research award. Applicants must submit a cover letter, an official proposal for the research paper they’ll write, a résumé, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a proposed budget for how the funds will be spent. Two recipients will be chosen. Awards: $25,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship: Graduate-level students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrate financial need are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be US citizens, residents, or foreign nationals pursuing a degree in Social Sciences, with a preference given to Economics. Preference is also given to applicants of Asian descent, although there is no official race requirement. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 26

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • $25,000 Be Bold No-Essay Scholarship: Sponsored by Bold.org, this scholarship is awarded to the student whose profile is the “most bold”—defined here as earnest, determined, and moving. Applicants of any education level, state, field of study, and GPA will be considered. This contest has rolling monthly application deadlines until December, so students applying earlier will have a greater chance of winning. Award: $25,000; Deadline: April 1
  • “The Office” Obsessed! Fan Scholarship: Here’s a perfect opportunity for Michael Scott fans! All you have to do is write a short essay on the character you resonate with most and how The Office has shaped your sense of humor or perspective on workplace dynamics. This is another opportunity from Bold.org with rolling monthly application deadlines until September. Award: $500; Deadline: April 1
  • Ascent Shining Stars Monthly Scholarship GiveawayFor this month’s contest, all you have to do is follow @AscentFunding on Instagram, like the scholarship post, leave a comment sharing how you deal with imposter syndrome (tag your emotional support buddy and use #AscentSponsored as well), and complete the application form on their website. Applicants must be 18 years or older, a legal US resident (DACA students included), and enrolled in a full- or part-time degree or technical skills training program. Parents of these students are also eligible to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Disabled Disciplines Award: This scholarship is available to support the development and growth of disabled hockey players in the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association, including those playing Blind Hockey, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey, Sled Hockey, Special Hockey, Standing Amputee Hockey, and Warrior Hockey (Veterans). Applicants must be currently registered with USA Hockey as a player or program in the AAHA. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: These scholarships are open to students who have been active in movements for progressive change and social and economic justice. Applicants must be enrolled in degree or certificate programs at the post-secondary level, demonstrate financial need, and provide a personal statement regarding their goals and activities in 1,000 words or fewer, among other requirements. (If you are applying to a program and have not made your decision by April 1, you must let the sponsor know once you’ve made your decision.) Recipients who have previously received a grant may reapply each year that financial support is sought. Awards: Up to $15,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Lake Swannanoa Community Impact Scholarship: Students of any age (including those in grades K–12, trade school, two- or four-year college programs, grad school, and post-graduate education) who reside in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, in the Lake Swannanoa Homeowners Association are eligible for this award if they’ve made a significant positive impact on the community in the last 12 months. An essay of 500 words or fewer is required. Award: $500; Deadline: April 15
  • Oregon Nurseries Foundation Scholarships: High school, college, and graduate students in Oregon who are enrolled in or planning to pursue Horticulture or Botany programs can win a variety of awards with one application. Applicants must submit two references and a cover letter that describes their future involvement in horticulture, financial need, and affiliation with the awarding association. The foundation offers 20 scholarships in total; students may be awarded more than one scholarship, and past recipients are encouraged to reapply. Awards: Up to $3,000; Deadline: April 15
  • 10 Words or Less Scholarship: Anyone between the ages of 14–25 who will be attending school this fall can apply for this opportunity from StudentScholarships.org. Just “like” their Facebook page and leave a comment on any post explaining why you deserve the scholarship in 10 words or fewer. Award: $1,000; 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 as well as undergraduate, graduate, technical college, and vocational school students. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA to be eligible, and recipients are chosen by a random drawing. Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 16
  • Innovation in Education ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate 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 US or Canadian citizens. Award: $500; Deadline: April 20 (same date every month)
  • Create Real Impact Contest: Middle school, high school, trade school, and college undergraduates ages 14–22 are all eligible to enter this contest, which includes multiple competitions. Applicants must be US citizens or DACA eligible and are asked to present a solution to distracted driving through a 30-second PSA video, graphic design, or social media campaign. Students can compete in team and individual categories, with multiple prizes awarded. (Advisors must register their school for the high school social media campaign contest no later than April 10.) Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: April 25
  • E-Waste Scholarship: Raising awareness about digital responsibility and the impact of toxic e-waste that can seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies, this scholarship is open to high schoolers, 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 140-character statement that completes this sentence: The most important reason to care about e-waste is... Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30
  • ISA with World Strides Scholarships: Multiple 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; Deadline: April 30 (as well as November 15 and February 28, depending on travel location)
  • MyMozaic ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens who are 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email address to apply. Selection is based on the quality of your MyMozaic profile, including documents, photos, videos, and followers. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30 (last day of every month)
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship is open to US residents who are 18 or older and currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) in a college degree program. Though it’s a random drawing, it does require applicants to submit a short essay of 500 words or fewer. Awards: $2,000; Deadline: April 30 (last day of every month)
  • ScholarshipPoints $2,500 Monthly Scholarship: With multiple drawings held each month, your chances of receiving this award (and your odds of qualifying for additional scholarships) increase by taking surveys, reading blogs, and other easy activities on ScholarshipPoints.com. Students at all levels are eligible but must create a free account and be at least 13 years old, a US citizen or legal permanent resident, and currently attending (or planning to attend) a college in the US. ScholarshipPoints also awards three monthly $1,000 scholarships, which equals 36 different scholarship opportunities available within one year for members. Award: $2,500; Deadline: April 30 (last day of every month)
  • $2,000 Sally Mae Scholarship Sweepstakes: Sallie Mae offers an easy scholarship contest that both students and parents can enter each month. It’s open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or any US Territory who are age 17 or older at the time of entry. Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 30 (last day of every month)
  • CollegeXpress Favorite Color Scholarship: Sign up or log back in to CollegeXpress.com starting April 1 to enter our new easy scholarship contest. All you have to do is complete your free registration and answer this question: What is your favorite color? That’s it! Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30

Looking for even more scholarships? It’s a smart idea with this year’s FAFSA results still up in the air for many students. Check out the expert advice in our article Frustrated by FAFSA Delays? Focus on the Scholarship Search.

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