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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S. students who have received organ transplant surgery. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and priority will be given to students in the state of New York.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 24
2018

Alabama Scholarship for Dependents of Blind Parents

This award is for available to Alabama students who are from families in which the head of the family is blind and whose family income is insufficient to provide educational benefits for attendance at an Alabama postsecondary institution. Students must apply within two years of high school graduation.

Total: $500 Awards:  20
Deadline:  July 30
2018

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are the dependent child of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100 percent rating) as a result of an operational mission or training accident, OR a dependent child of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or guardsman who is currently classified as a POW or MIA. Students must be 26 years of age or younger.

Total: $1250 Awards:  168
Deadline:  July 31
2018

CTU Patriot Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for U.S. military veterans who have been injured on duty. Selected scholars will receive full tuition in the Colorado Technical University online program.

Total: $15112 Awards:  50
Deadline:  July 31
2018

Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate students who are of Armenian descent and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate financial need and participate in Aremnian community service.

Total: $3000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  July 31
2018

Winston-Salem Foundation Education Grant

This scholarship is open to students who attend or have attended a Forsyth County (NC) high school and reside in the Winston-Salem Foundation's service area. Students must be under 23 years of age, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Foundation).

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2018

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Scholarship

This award is for U.S. women 17 years of age or older, with minor children that planned to be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate's degree, a first bachelor's degree, or a professional/master's/doctoral degree. Applicants must be of low-income with an annual family income less than $17,500 for a family of 2; $22,000 for a family of 3; $26,500 for a family of 4.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  August 1
2018

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. third or fourth year college students who live within the Catholic dioceses of California, Nevada, Illinois or Arizona. Students must be Catholic, be of Italian descent, major in Italian studies, and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 1
2018

Lyle Rhines Theatre Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available for college freshman and sophomore students at FSCJ who are enrolled in the theater and entertainment technology program. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2018

Captain Robert C. Sorensen Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are enrolled in the Fire Science program at Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ). Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and enroll in at least six credit hours per semester.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2018

David F. Miller Freedom Scholarship

This scholarship is available for recently graduating high school seniors in Nassau County who are planning to attend Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and enroll full time. Preference will be given to students who have participated in the Northeast Florida Boys and Girls Club.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2018

Virginia E. Christakos Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, provided in honor of Virginia E. Christakos, is available to undergraduate students at Florida State College of Jacksonville who are enrolled in a visual or performing arts program.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2018