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You’re lucky if you’ve known what you’ve wanted to be since you started high school. Maybe even before. A writer, an artist, an engineer, a teacher, a musician, a nurse, or a lawyer. What makes you lucky is that by knowing what you want to major in enables you to apply for many scholarships. Many universities, colleges, and organizations award scholarships to students pursuing a specific major. Extra money, that is, to ease the financial burden of college. If you know your field of study, you can use that information to search for a major-specific scholarship on Unigo. By searching the scholarship directory, you can find tons of scholarships related to your field of study. And even if you’re still undecided on what major you want to study, a peek at the scholarship opportunities may give you the direction you’re looking for. Check it out!

SHRM Graduate Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for current master's degree students who have completed six or more credit hours of course work and are clearly pursuing a degree with an emphasis in HR (human resources) or an HR-related program. The student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must be a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Total: $5000 Awards:  22
Deadline:  August 15

Pfafftown Jaycees/Lynn Canada Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who are pursuing a first-time associate's degree in nursing at Forsyth Technical Community College. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

PlushBeds Green/Environmental Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate green degree program at an accredited American college or university.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Minority undergraduate and graduate students who have a background in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Recipients of the scholarship must intern for 12 to 15 weeks at the Aspen Institute's Washington, D.C. office.

Total: $4000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  August 19

Annual Diversity Scholarship

This award is for first-year law school students who are members of a diverse population that has been historically represented in the legeal profession. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized to work in the U.S. and have demonstrated excellent academic performance at their undergraduate school.

Total: $15000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  August 21

Vectorworks Design Scholarship

This design competition is open to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who submit an original design plan. Students must be pursuing a design-oriented degree (e.g., architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking).

Total: $10000 Awards:  21
Deadline:  August 29

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited institutions in the U.S. during the current year's spring, summer, or fall semesters. Students must submit an essay discussing the required topic relating to entrepreneurship.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 30

Advancing Women in Technology Scholarship Program

The Advancing Women in Technology Scholarship Program is available for women in California who are majoring in a STEM or technology field such as science, math, engineering, or computer science. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 31

NACIS Student Mapping Competition Award

This award is for residents of North America who have completed or are currently enrolled in a cartography course. Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 31

RN to BSN Challenge

The RN to BSN Challenge is available for undergraduate and graduate level nursing majors who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 01

Southwestern Tack Equestrian Major Scholarship

The Southwestern Tack Scholarship program is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a field related to the equestrian industry.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 01

SHRM Certification Scholarship

This award is for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an HR (human resources) area. Students must be national student members of SHRM, and must take the PHR or GPHR exam within the next 12 months or have already taken the exam and wish to receive the scholarship to cover expenses incurred.

Total: $750 Awards:  220
Deadline:  September 01