There are lots of different types of organizations that offer scholarships and lots of avenues through which you can obtain one – or multiple. Academic performance, ethnicity, socio-economic status and specific disciplines (STEM, Writing, Athletics, etc.) are all categories through which scholarships are offered. When searching for programs, make sure to think about the things you’re interested in and your extracurricular activities. People will reward you for being dedicated and passionate – so apply for as many as you think will be a good fit for you. Also be sure to check your high school’s website or career center to explore any options they may have available to you.
Here are some resources to get you started below.
General Scholarship Search Engines
National Scholarships (at all levels)
Achievement Need – Based
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
United Negro College Fund – UNCF
GogoCharters – Immigrants and Refugees
S.T.A.R. Scholarship Fund (for specific states only) – Ask your guidance Counselor!
UNCF – Merck Science Initiative
For Black Students in Science and Technology
Siemens Competition for Math, Science and Technology
Armed Forces – For Dependents and ROTC
United States Institute of Peace