Need-Based Scholarships

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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.

Burger King Scholars Award

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who are residents of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.

Total: $50000 Awards:  2500
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Nebraska Access College Early Scholarship Program

This award is available to Nebraska High School students who demonstrate financial need and are in dual-enrollment or early enrollment programs with eligible Nebraska Postsecondary institutions.

Total: $450 Awards:  3000
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Airports Council Scholarship Program

The Airport Council International of North America Scholarship is available to U.S. and Canadian graduate or undergraduate students who are majoring in airport management or airport operations. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2500
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Mas Family Scholarship Program

This award is available for Cuban-American undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must also demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $8000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship

High school seniors residing in Colorado, Georgia, or Illinois who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must have a household income of $70,000 or less.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  December 17
2018

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. citizens who are enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program majoring in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology.

Total: $42000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 17
2018

BASF/Alfred Chisholm Memorial Scholarship

U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who have a relative or sponsor working for the BASF Corporation are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled in a HBCU/UNCF institute, have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher and be enrolled in an eligible major.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 22
2018

BEF General Academic Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Students are selected on the basis of scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community, and need for financial assistance.

Total: $5000 Awards:  22
Deadline:  December 28
2018

Monterey Bay Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for female students to assist in obtaining their private pilot license or an advanced rating to further their career in aviation. Students must live in Monterey or Santa Cruz counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 30
2018

Denny's 'Hungry for Education' Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, be involved in community service, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  200
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Rove Pest Control Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and graduates who have been accepted to a college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; special consideration will be given to students who plan to pursue a degree in entomology or a related field.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Nicole White & Christopher Vose Scholarship

This award is available to members of the Maine Morgan Horse club who are 22 years of age or younger at the time of application.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31
2018