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Over 50 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 more than 50 awards with deadlines in April.

Spring is finally here! 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 never a bad time to search and apply 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

  • 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 over four years. Awards: Up to $5,000 per year; Deadline: April 1
  • V&E Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship is open to Texas high school seniors from Austin, Dallas, or Houston 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 a summer internship offer, mentoring from V&E attorneys, and reimbursement for LSAT prep courses. Awards: $10,000; 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 2023. Awards: $5,000 per year; Deadline: April 1
  • Mitchell 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. 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 a player and an official. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer 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 high school senior from New Jersey and one from Pennsylvania or Delaware who are registered with USA Hockey. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer about the value of high school hockey in their personal development. 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
  • 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 (awarded over two years); Deadline: April 5
  • 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. Fifteen scholarships are available this year. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: April 7
  • 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 in the fall after the scholarship is awarded. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 14
  • 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. Applicants must be working as an individual to lead their service work; large group work is not eligible. 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 to this scholarship. Awards are renewable for up to four years max, and recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Anthem Scholarship: Inspired by Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem, this scholarship is open to eighth to 12th grade students worldwide, including international and homeschooled students. 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 27
  • The Fountainhead Scholarship: Inspired by Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead, this contest is for 11th and 12th grade students worldwide. It also requires reading the novel and writing an essay about it, and applicants can use the cash prize as they wish. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 27
  • 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 a low-income household, and be a first-year college student for the upcoming academic year. Award: Up to $2,000; Deadline: April 29
  • Think for Yourself Essay Contest: Let Grow’s Think for Yourself scholarship is open to middle and high school students ages 13 and older who are US citizens or legal permanent residents. 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 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
  • 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 these awards. 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 $3,000; Deadline: April 15
  • Gus Archie Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Foundation, this scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students intending to enroll in a Petroleum Engineering program. This merit-based scholarship—renewable for up to four years—typically awards students who are in the top 3% of their class for both grades and standardized test scores. Award: $5,000 per year; Deadline: April 15
  • HomeLight Scholarship: High school and college students pursuing Interior Design, Architecture, Construction, Urban Planning, Real Estate, Business, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Economics, or Sociology can apply for this award. Applicants must be attending or planning to enroll at an accredited college or university in the fall, be a legal US resident, and submit a short piece of writing answering three posed questions about real estate, home ownership, and homelessness. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 15 (and December 1)
  • Walker Williams Wilson Scholarship: Black and African American men are eligible for this award if they are a high school senior with a minimum GPA 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 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. Applicants just have to submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30 (and October 31)

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 five provided prompts. Awards: $4,000; Deadline: April 1
  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), these scholarships are open to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research. Applicants must be US citizens who are enrolled or accepted full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States and have exceptional financial need as well as a minimum GPA of 3.3. Graduating high school seniors are not eligible. Awards: Up to $20,000 per academic year; Deadline: April 3
  • 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 first-years, juniors, and seniors—so check each award’s directions carefully. If your grade level is eligible for multiple awards, you only need to submit your application once to apply to all. Awards: Up to $3,000; 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
  • 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
  • WIIT Scholarships: These merit-based 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 the winning essay topic. Awards: $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; Deadline: April 4 (as well as June 5 and January 10)
  • 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 9
  • 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
  • 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 $12,000; Deadline: April 20
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship is open to US residents who are 18 or older and planning to enroll or are currently enrolled 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)

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 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. Awards: $25,000; Deadline: April 24
  • EFWA Graduate Scholarships: These scholarships are open to female US citizen graduate students pursuing Accounting degrees. Multiple awards are offered. Awards: Up to $2,500; 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 Engineering. Applicants must be American Nuclear Society members. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: April 1
  • Disabled Disciplines Award: This scholarship is available to support the development and growth of disabled hockey players in the AAHA, 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: This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are enrolled 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: Up to $15,000; Deadline: April 1
  • 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. An essay of 500 words or fewer is required. 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 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
  • Porch Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarships: This sweepstakes is open to high school seniors as well as undergraduate, graduate, community college, and trade school students who have at least a 3.4 GPA and are pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services. 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. The award can be paid all at once or spread out over multiple semesters, and up to $3,000 may be applied to college housing. Award: $10,000; Deadline: April 17
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship: This 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 a US or Canadian citizen. 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. Applicants must be US citizens or DACA eligible and are required 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 and must register by April 10. Awards: Up to $10,000; Deadline: April 27
  • 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 short response about why you should care about e-waste. 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; 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. Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30 (last day of every month)
  • CollegeXpress Self-Care 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 answer this question in one sentence: What is something you’re doing to help you de-stress this semester? Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 30

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