Major-specific Scholarships

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This full list of major-specific scholarships is a great place to start — whether you are entering college undecided or know exactly what your future career should be. This Scholarship Directory gives you an idea of available financial aid based on a chosen majors to help you either make a decision on what to study or perhaps find even more ways to help fund your college education.

Edward J. Kiernan Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who have a parent or guardian that is a member of a union affiliated with the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be accepted in a course of study in law enforcement, labor relations or a related field at an accredited university or college.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer Scholarship

The Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are pursuing an education in law.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship

U.S. and international nursing students in baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher are eligible for this award. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com or have submitted their application through NursingCAS.

Total: $5000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for Alabama graduate students who have been admitted to a graduate program seeking a master's or doctorate degree in nursing or nurse anesthesia in an accredited school of nursing in Alabama OR who plan to teach nursing in an Alabama college or university. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing and have an unencumbered Alabama registered nurse license.

Total: $5000 Awards:  55
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Forsyth County Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who are pursuing an undergraduate nursing degree and plan to practice nursing in Forsyth County. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Consideration may be given to graduate students on a limited basis.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to North Carolina students who are pursuing an associate's, baccaulaureate, or graduate degree in nursing at an accredited North Carolina school of nursing; preference is given to students who reside in the Foundation's service area. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Marcus Raper Zimmerman Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Forsyth County, North Carolina, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must be physically challenged or preparing to work in a profession related to serving the physically challenged.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Oliver Joel and Ellen Pell Denny Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is open to traditional and non-traditional students who are pursuing a first-time associate's or baccalaureate degree, certificate, or diploma in a healthcare field at accredited North Carolina schools (graduate degrees considered on a limited basis). Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; financial need is required (not restricted to lower incomes).

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who have been accepted into the nursing program at Forsyth Technical Community College or Winston-Salem State University. Students must demonstrate financial need, and must have a grade point average of 2.6 or higher if currently enrolled in college or 3.0 or higher if a high school senior.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate nursing students who are residents of Michigan and attend a college/school of nursing in Michigan. Students must be members of the Michigan Nursing Students Association (MNSA) or the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA).

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2019