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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.

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:  November 22
2019

Wichita County Jr. Livestock Association Scholarship

The Wichita County Jr. Livestock Association Scholarship is available for 4H and FFA members in Wichita Falls, Texas. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 29
2019

Milken Scholars Program

This award is available for U.S. citizens who are currently high school seniors in Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, and Washington, D.C. Eligible applicants must demonstrate leadership and community service, must have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  November 30
2019

Zada M. Cooper Scholarship

This award is available to members of Kappa Epsilon who have completed the equivalent of six semesters of undergraduate education with at least two of these semesters in an accredited college of pharmacy.

Total: $750 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 30
2019

Astronomical Society of Kansas City Astronomy Scholarship Fund

The Astronomical Society of Kansas City Astronomy Scholarship Fund is available for undergaduate students at the Department of Physics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City who have taken at least 6 credit hours of 300 or 400 level astronomy courses.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 1
2019

UW-Eau Claire Blugold Promise-Sundstrom Scholarship

Non-traditional and first generation incoming students to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire who have earned no more than 30 college credit hours and graduated from a Wisconsin high school are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate financial need; preference is given to students from Durand High School.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Dell Scholars Program

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who have a grade point average of 2.4 or higher and demonstrated financial need (e.g., Pell Grant eligible). Students must have participated in an eligible college readiness program during their junior and senior years of high school.

Total: $20000 Awards:  300
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Clemson Non-Resident Grant Program

This award is available for current high school seniors who are planning to enroll at Clemson University as an out-of-state student. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need and academic excellence.

Total: $2500 Awards:  80
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Betty Goah Scholars Program to Advance Diversity

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, SAT score of 980 or an ACT score of 21. Applicants must attend Milligan College and must contribute to the diversity of the student body.

Total: $26890 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Gardner-Webb University Ignite Excellence Competitive Scholarships

This award is for undergraduate students who plan to enroll in Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina full time and live on campus. The student must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher and either an SAT score (reading/math) of 1200 or higher or an ACT score of 25 or higher.

Total: $41610 Awards:  52
Deadline:  December 1
2019

University of Southern California Financial Aid

Students who are accepted for enrollment at the University of Southern California will be eligible to receive aid up to the entire amount of their unmet financial need.

Total: $48400 Awards:  6128
Deadline:  December 1
2019

ASHRAE General Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship Program

This is an award for an international or U.S. student who is majoring in engineering and plans to work in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) profession. The student must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher to be eligible.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 1
2019