National Scholarships

           National Scholarships Resources  


Notable National Scholarships listed below:




Davide Resnick & Associates is pleased to annouce its first scholarship program to help students nationwide, who write winning essays, to further their education. The firm will be offering a combined scholarship grant worth $2000.  All applications will be reviewed by the firm internally 




Local vs. National Scholarships


Local vs. National Scholarships

Scholarships are not only for straight-A students and exceptional athletes. Many scholarships are awarded based on financial need and for other qualities. For example, certain organizations offer scholarships to children of their employees while others provide scholarships to members of a religious affiliation or minority group. Searching for local scholarships is a great way to find free money for college. is a free tool managed by the RISLA College Planning Center and can help you find local scholarships in Rhode Island. We recommend spending a small amount of time a few days a week to search. Don't try to accomplish your whole search in a day. 

Click on the link to find a list of 10 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than one million dollars to students in the 2017-2018 school year.

Deadlines are posted on the webpage. 

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women and each quarter we award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goal
Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

  •     • Award: $1,000
  •     • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1March 31stJune 30th, and September 30th every year
  •         + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
  •         + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  •         + Must identify as female.
  •         + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!


The Lexus Eco Challenge

The Lexus Eco Challenge is an exciting national STEM competition for grades 6–12 that awards a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships to eligible teachers, students, and schools each year.  PAST DUE
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Voice of Democracy
"American History:  Out Hope for the Future"
Patriotic audio Essay Competition Grand Prize:  30,000 Award 

Jefferson Scholars Foundation 

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia is now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2022.

Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits including a study abroad experience.  I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the multi-stage selection process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

December 2, 2017 
 Assumption College 

Assumption College's $25,000 Light the Way Scholarship, awarded to students who utilize their abilities to Light the Way for others. 

Whether it's community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes and supports students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way. 

 December 15, 2017
Norwich University   Here at Norwich, we want to reward those students who are on top of all things college with a special $2,000 Take the Lead Scholarship – your students are a few steps away!

December 15, 2017  
Senior Advisor Scholarships 

We just announced our 2017 scholarship guidelines and have had people asking when they can apply for this year’s Best of Senior Living Scholarship. I am not sure if you saw my previous email, but is pleased to announce our 4th annual scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors. This general scholarship is open to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. With your assistance spreading the news, we hope to make our scholarship available to as many eligible students as possible.

Below is the information to share with the relevant departments and students, and to post on the scholarship page of your website:

SeniorAdvisor.comFuture of Assisted Living Scholarship. Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018.

Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the Assisted Living page.  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

December 31, 2017   
ACT Student Champion Award
Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

December 31, 2017 
John M. Belk Scholarship   This scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Each high school may nominate one or two students for the Belk Scholarship.  Student must be attending Davidson College. 

GE-Reagan Foundation  High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

January 4, 2018 
Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund 

The Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund provides grants to college students to subsidize these experiences. This may include travel in this country and abroad and a variety of internship and public service programs.

Please forward this Request for Applications to current college students who you believe can benefit from this unique opportunity.

Applications will be accepted from students who have been legal residents of Rhode Island. Plans must include a well-defined program and demonstrate clear purpose.

January 12, 2018 
Seton Hall University
  • Seton Hall provides more than $96 million in scholarships and grants annually to 98% of our students. Remember to encourage your students to visit our scholarship listing at

January 15, 2018

Apply for the $2,500 College Raptor Scholarship!

College Raptor, the leader in helping college-bound students and families discover their personalized college cost estimates, is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity. The $2,500 College Raptor Scholarship encourages students to look past the sticker price of college and help pay for their education.

January 31, 2018 
WTS Rhode Island  WTS Rhode Island Advancing Women in Transportation
We are currently accepting applications for high school, junior college, undergraduate and graduate level scholarships.  The local chapter will award one $1,000 undergrad scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarship to an outstanding female student pursuing a degree in a transportation-related field of study.  In addition, one $500 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding female high school student excelling in math and/or science who has an interest in pursuing a degree in a transportation-related subject.  All applications will be forwarded to the WTS International Scholarship Fund to be considered for a national scholarship award.
December 14, 2017

Maryknoll Scholarship  Maryknoll Scholarship (6 Awards - 1,000) 


YDI  YDI Scholarship Award $1,000

VIP  VIP Scholarship Award $5,000

 SP Scholarship SP Scholarship (10 Awards- $10,000)

October 18-December 1, 2017
Elks National Scholarship
Most Valuable Student

Most Valuable Student

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.
Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
College students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the datetheir          applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students compete separately.

November 30, 2017
Good 360 Scholarship  Good 360 Scholarship (1 Award - 1,000) 

Sixt Scholars  Sixt Scholars (5 Awards - 5,000)

Look Twice, Save a Life Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship Award $1,000

Boston Universtiy Trustee Scholarship   For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students from around the world with outstanding academic ability and the potential  to inspire fellow students to excel   December 1, 2017
Montana State University   The "Presidential" is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by our university and includes a full tuition waiver as well as a generous stipend renewable for four years.  
contact phone #- 406-994-4110
December 1, 2017
School Spirit Awards 
Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards
Submissions are now open for:
The Spirit Leader Awards
Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award
Chorale Achievement Award
All other Categories open January 23rd.
December 8, 2017
Form Swift Scholarship  Form Swift Scholarship Award $1,000

December 15, 2017
 Legal Templates Business Plan Legal Templates Business Plan Scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarship Attention High school seniors:
Are you active in your community?
Have you led a project that benefits others?
Have you overcome personal challenges?
AXA Achievement Scholarship in the amount of 2,500, 10,000 and 25,000
Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  Apply Early!
December 15, 2017
Young Entrepreneur Foundation 
NFIB 2017 Young Entrepreneur Award

Harrington School of Communication and Media
The University of Rhode Island
Multimedia Contest for HIgh School Seniors
Mapping the Frontier of Communicaiton, Media and Technology
First Place is $1500 tuition credit to URI's Harrinton School of Communication and Media
Second Place is $500 tuition credit to URI's Harrington School of Communication and Media.
Visit the website for more information.

Distinguished Young Women
Distinguished Young Women of Rhode Island
If you are a girl in the Class of 2017 involved in school and/or community activities outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics or the arts interested in earning scholarships for college this program is for you!  
Sign up today!
Newport Historical Society
Want to win a trip to NYC which includes Hamilton Tickets?  
Sophomores in Rhode Island are invited to participate in a writing competition entitled Big Ideas for a Changing World, in which they are asked to explore the question, “What is happening now in your community, or what could be happening, that has the power to change the future in Rhode Island and potentially the world?”

See this link for more info.:

January 1, 2018
The Rhode Island Foundation 

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer's Fund.

The funds provide grants to college students to subsidize experiences intended to broaden their perspective and enhance personal growth. They may include travel in this country and abroad and a variety of internship and public service programs.

Applications will be accepted from students who have been legal residents of Rhode Island. Plans must include a well-defined program and demonstrate clear purpose.

January 12, 2018 
Mensa Scholarship
Mensa Scholarships

Rhode Island Mensa is pleased to announce that we are once again participating in the annual Mensa Education & Research Foundation’s Scholarship Program.  

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since 1997.  Scholarship amounts range from $300 to $1,000.

Fairleigh Dickinson University It is our pleasure to announce Fairleigh Dickinson University's full-tuition Presidential Scholarship for high-achieving students.

Presidential Scholarships are annually renewable, full-tuition awards for four years of study at FDU's Florham Campus
 (Madison, NJ) or Metropolitan Campus 
(Teaneck, NJ)
January 15, 2018 
Ithaca College

Ithaca College's Park Scholar Program offers much more than a scholarship; it is a dynamic learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally,and perform ethically.
At least 10 merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year.

January 2, 2018 
Skidmore College 
Filene Music Scholarships at Skidmore College

The Competition is open to high school seniors who meet the criteria for admission to Skidmore College and who apply for admission by Janurary 15, 2017.  Students are allowed to compete only once.  Children and dependents of skidmore College faculty and staff are not eligible for the competition.
January 15, 2018  
United States JCI Senate Foundation
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program:  
Each year, the USJCI Senate Foundation gransts 1,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.  Applications can be found in the High School Guidance Office and must be returned by January 20, 2017 to the State Chairman. 
Rhode Island JCI Senate Chairman
Andrew Riley
73 Laurel Ave
Coventry, RI 02816

January 5, 2018
National Multiple Sclerosis Society  The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program will be providing college scholarships specifically to students whose life has been affected by MS.  The National MS Society's scholarship program exists to help highly qualified students achieve their dream of going to college. January 31, 2018
NACEL Open Door Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Scholarship provides an opportunity for U.S. high school graduates who have undertaken vocational training to spend their 13th year abroad pursuing their vocational interests. It is important to emphasize at the outset that this is a “Young Adult” program, which seeks to enroll students who have demonstrated maturity and responsibility and who can be entrusted to fulfill their roles as exchange students without day-to-day supervision.

January 31, 2018 

To help students take a thoughtful approach to the college decision process and pay for college, College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship.
$2,500 College Raptor Scholarship Application Process:

  • 1. Register with College Raptor.
  • 2. Use our tool to find the best colleges for you.
  • 3. Submit your Essay by January 31, 2018.
  • For eligibility, applicants must
  • Be legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia, or a U.S. TerritoryBe age 16 or older.
  • Be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).
 JANUARY 31, 2017
Brandeis University Brandeis University in Waltham MA is home to the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP)  
This first-year residential academic program was designed for bright, ambitious students who often have navigated significant personal hardships throughout high school, yet remain dedicated to their goal of completing a bachelor's degree at a selective university.
February 1, 2018

Texas Tech University

Remember when we told you that the deadline to apply for scholarships was December 1st? Scratch that. To allow more students to apply for scholarships, the deadline has been extended to FEBRUARY 1uary 1, 2017.

February 1, 2018
UMASS Dartmouth The application deadline for the Endeavor Scholarship is quickly approaching. The Endeavor Scholars Program is UMass Dartmouth's most prestigious endowed scholarship program. Endeavor Scholars are selected based on leadership experience, a demonstrated commitment to service, and academic achievement. 

February 1, 2018
Clarkson University
Clarkson University
Clarkson University Leadership and Achievement Awards Program
These awards are designed to annually recognize students in their junior year who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their school and local community, and have a proven academic record.  The Leadership Award is $15,000 per year, totaling $60,000 over 4 years.  The Achievement Award is $12,000 per year, totaling $48,000 over 4 years.

Roger Williams

Roger Williams University
Feinstein Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering his/her freshman year and will be in place for the fours years while the student is enrolled full-time at the University.  The scholarship will only be made available to students who have been actively involved as a Feinstein Junior Scholar. 
February 1, 2018
2017-2018 Annual National CO-OP Scholarship Program   Wace 
Advancing cooperative & work-integrated education
Please note that to be eligible for the scholarship you must apply to one of our ten WACE Partner Institutions listed  
February 15, 2018
Fundação Faialense Scholarship We wish to inform our members that the Fundação Faialense will be accepting scholarship applications until 
February 28, 2018. 
Applications are available on our website under the link Scholarships or by contacting the President António A. Teixeira at (401) 253-6974. 

February 28, 2018 
Cox Communications  
The Cox Scholarship Program
In the spirit of excellence, Cox Communications is proud to announce the Cox Scholarship Program designed to recognize exemplary high school seniors in our service area.  Cox will award a total of 8 ($2,000) scholarships in Rhode Island.  Email application to Elisabeth Fuller at or via US mail at Cox Public Relations
9 JP Murphy Highway
West Warwick, RI 02893

Full Sail University 
Full Sail University is excited to announce the Creative Minds Scholarship
Designed for 2017 high school seniors who are exceptionally talented in their written and visual communication, academically successful and passionate about the entertainment and media industries this scholarship can award up to 20,000 to qualified applicants.
Facing Acne Scholarship
Facing Acne's First Annual Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year
Our scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria:
   1.  Are a US Citizen                                                 
2.  Currently enrolled as a high school senior
3.  Have and maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA  

March 31, 2018
Each year, the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers awards scholarships to three high school graduate who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution for the fall semester of that year.  Each recipient of the scholarship is selected from candidates who are recommended by New England secondary school guidance professionals

March 15, 2018
Each year, Jostens recognizes the students who make Renaissance happen by sponsoring a student scholarship for college-bound seniors that have played a part in building a Renaissance climate and culture in their school.   One student receives $2,500 per year for four years of college, and four students will receive one-time $1,000 awards.

April 1, 2018
Each year, the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers awards scholarships to three high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution for the fall semester of that year. Each high school graduate who is selected is awarded $2,000
*. Each recipient of the scholarship is selected from candidates who are recommended by New England secondary school guidance professionals. 

March 15, 2018
Dunkin Donuts
Scholarship Program

Dunkin' Donuts
This year, Dunkin Donuts will award $1,000 scholarships to 100 college-bound high school seniors in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts who excel academically, demonstrate leadership qualities, and are involved in their local communities.

Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship 

For RI Residents for Disabilities

The Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 by Catherine T. Murray.  Catherine was a Board Member and a dedicated volunteer at OSCIL who wished to support the philosophy and spirit of OSCIL through a scholarship which would facilitate access to education for persons having disability.

Applicants for this $1,000 scholarship will be screened by the Scholarship Committee. Qualified applicants must be Rhode Island residents with significant disability and seeking financial assistance for Post-Secondary Education.  This can include enrollment in an academic, trade, or vocational program, or the attainment of assistive/adaptive equipment or device to access such educational opportunity.  Preference is based on merit, economic need and educational goal. OSCIL Board, staff and their families are excluded.

Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers
Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers
The Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers (RISPE) is please to announce the availability of a scholarship for high school seniors who wish to pursue a college degree in engineering.

The Great Scholarship Program
Great Clips Scholarship Program
Great Clips the world's largest haircare brand, is sponsoring the Great Scholarship Programin memory of Alice Madden Barton by setting aside $100,000 to distribute in scholarships for high school students in North America who are interested in pursuing a cosmetology career and current cosmetology school students.

March 31, 2018
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
AMDA is accepting nominations for students planning to pursuepost secondary education in the 2017 school year.  Admissions Dept.  
1-800-367-7908 for details

Marjot Foundation that funds high school students who want to study environmental issues as science projects. 
The grants are valued at $5000 each, divided between students, supplies, a mentor, and the school. Applications are due on April 1st, and students are given a year to perform the project, ending with a science fair presentation

April 1, 2018
Academic Advantage  
Academic Advantage is offering a $500 grant to a graduating senior in the state of Rhode Island.  It is our way of saying thanks to the students and parents from over 140 Rhode Island schools who have now used our services.  You do not have to be clients of Academic Advantage to apply.

April 15, 2018
2017 Student-View Scholarship Program 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program
The 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.

THE AARON AND RITA SLOM SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship Fund
High School seniors in Rhode Island and across the United States are invited to apply. Those interested in applying for this scholarship must submit an interpretive work (i.e. written submission, audio visual or documentary film) focusing on the George Washington Letter in context with the present time. The fund will award up to two $500.00 scholarships. The presentation of the award takes place at the annual George Washington Letter Celebration.


Toura Synagogue Foundation
Attn:  Slom Scholarship
85 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship The Phillips Scholar
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Each year, two or three new recipients are selected who particulary personify the attributes of a Phillips Scholar: challenging academics, a consistent record of serving others, a strong work ethic and excellent character.

April 3, 2018
NEACAC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY  The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) announces its Annual Essay Contest for high school juniors and seniors. NEACAC is an educational association of more than 3,700 secondary school counselors, college and university admission and financial aid counselors, and individuals who work with students in the transition from high school to post secondary education.
April 6, 2018 
United Italian American Inc. Scholarship. 

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship.

In order to qualify as an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:

 ·         Rhode Island resident

·         Able to demonstrate financial need

·         Rank in the top 5% of your graduating high school class or have a college GPA of 3.75 or higher

·         Leadership in school and/or community

·         Accepted or enrolled in a two-or four-year college or university

 The award amounts vary and the scholarship may be renewable.

The Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship 
Honey Dew Donuts is pleased to announce that we will be offering one scholarship to a deserving college-bound senior student in the 2018 high school graduating class.
The amount of this 1-time award is $250.00

May 18, 2018
ISABEL WHITE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  Through donations and dues SCCC has established a Isabel White Memorial Scholarship. Isabel had a great love of singing and helping out the community before passing away in 2002. In Isabel’s memory, SCCC will award a scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the field of music (instrumental, vocal, performance, education, production, and theater) in the South Coast area. The scholarship is awarded at one of SCCC’s two spring concerts each year. 

May 19, 2018 
Rob Roy Academy  
Rob Roy Academy will be offering $1,000.00 scholarships to 2018 graduates.
The student must enroll in the 1500 hour Cosmetology or 1000 Barber Styling program
The student must apply and enroll to start school in the 2018 calendar year
Applications can be found in the Guidance Dept.

Lipsky/Whittaker Scholarship
The annual scholarship program awards a total of $5,000 in multiple scholarships to support LGBTQ persons, including those raised in LGBTQ households that demonstrate strong leadership and youth activism supporting LGBTQ rights. It is available to Rhode Island residents and those attending a post-secondary institution in Rhode Island. 
Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI) is proud to announce that applications for the 2017 Lipsky/Whittaker Scholarship Fund will now be accepted through June 1, 2017. The Lipsky/Whittaker Scholarships will be awarded to Rhode Island youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQQ) or the child of LGBTQQ parents.   
The scholarship was established through the estate of John Lipsky and George Whittaker who were life partners for more than 50 years. The two gentlemen passed away in 2005, just eight weeks apart. Their dream was to see "young LGBT men and women grow up without the fear of rejection, violence, discrimination or exposure to HIV/AIDS." YPI has established a scholarship committee of local educators and community members with diverse backgrounds to review all applications and make award recipient determinations.  

Hasbro Children's Hospital 

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 4-Safety Scholarship Contest

Unintentional injury is the number one killer of individuals between the ages of one and 44. Most unintentional injuries are avoidable and preventable. 

Students have the option of either creating a poster or a 60-second video that sends an important safety message to their peers and community. 

Big Sun in proud to be able to help young athletes who succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student-athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  
June 19, 2018



Davide Resnick & Associates is pleased to 
annouce its first scholarship program to help students nationwide, who write winning essays, to further their education. The firm will be offering a combined scholarship grant worth $2000.  All applications will be reviewed by the firm internally 

Davide Resnick & Associates is pleased to 
annouce its first scholarship program to help students nationwide, who write winning essays, to further their education. The firm will be offering a combined scholarship grant worth $2000.  All applications will be reviewed by the firm internally