When it comes to going to college, a big challenge you’re going to face is how you’ll pay for it. It’s no secret that college isn’t cheap.
In fact, roughly 43 million Americans are swimming in student debt. That boils down to one-sixth of the population in the U.S.
Now, before you start hyperventilating, we have found the solution. Apply for scholarships. Apply, apply and apply some more.
Scholarships are the best way to cut down on how much you’ll owe after graduation. The more you apply to and the more you earn, the less you’ll have to pay.
We looked into providing you some tips for how to find and apply to as many scholarships as you can before you even get into college.
On top of that, we also included 40 scholarships that high school students can apply for so that you have a solid start. Spoiler alert, there’s a couple that award full tuition!
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation offers this award to exemplary students with a career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef.
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.
The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through this annual scholarship program designed for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.
The AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship is awarded to students whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer's.
The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is offered to eligible Air Force dependents.
The American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program helps with the educational and training pursuits of students.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian-American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.
Sons or daughters of medically retired, long-term disabled or deceased pilot members of the Air Line Pilots Association are eligible for the Air Line Pilots Association Scholarship Program.
This scholarship is awarded to students in memory of Benjamin who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia two weeks after celebrating his 13th birthday.
The Martin Luther Scholarship is offered by Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity to any male member of a Lutheran congregation who will be starting his first term in a 4-year College of University in the US.
Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship
The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has established a Scholarship Fund to promote interest in wildlife conservation and related subjects by enhancing scholarly training and education in wildlife and wildlife conservation.
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. You must be a high school senior to apply.
This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering.
The Buch Family Academic Scholarship is available to excellent students who are involved with figure skating. T
The Burger King Scholars program is awarded to students with a strong academic record and a passion for serving the community.
Through the Cameron Impact Scholarship, the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation seeks to invest in exceptional individuals who will make a notable impact in their varied professional and personal relationships throughout their entire lives.
Scholarships from the Cancer Survivors' Fund are granted to cancer survivors for their college educations.
The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.
Founded in 1986, Catching the Dream strives to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people by providing scholarship funds to Native college students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams.
CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship was established to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance.
The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to African-American students pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology. Engineering, and Math) professor. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. www.thecharlessheltonfoundation.org
As the nation's largest scholarship program for caddies, this program has helped thousands of hardworking young men and women get to college since 1930.
Chickasaw citizens pursuing higher education from accredited institutions are eligible to receive various grants and scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition, books and fees.
The Catholic Scholar's Program at Northwestern offers Catholic undergraduate students an opportunity to integrate their faith as young adults, to be theologically grounded and articulate because they have wrestled with the questions in class and conversation, to grow in spirit and compassion through prayer and service, and to find joy in the rich heritage of Catholic faith.
If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a four- or five-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a four- or five-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.
The purpose of the CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship is to encourage students to pursue journalism as a career and to induce competitors to research, learn and give an opinion on a topical news item and to take a stand on this particular issue.
An academic scholarship to support cadets pursuing their undergraduate or graduate education.
Awarded to approximately five students each year, the Presidential LEEP Scholarship is a prestigious award for students whose academic record and leadership potential places them at the very top of Clark’s applicant pool.
The Beef Industry Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing careers in the beef industry.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors.
This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
The Davis Memorial Foundation currently awards each year to individuals who want to further their education. The Foundation gives priority to students who want to attend a trade school, or get a college or university degree that relates to the construction industry.
In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.
The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student's determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles.
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards are for children and grandchildren of Elks members.
The Elms College Elm STEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time.
The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions.